HYDERABAD: When Chinese national Zhu Wei alias Lambo, a key accused in the loan app case, tried to flee the country, a photo of his passport on the mobile phone of a senior woman employee of his call centre at Gurgaon derailed his plans. He was nabbed at Delhi airport on Wednesday, minutes before he was to take a flight to Frankfurt.
After investigators started raiding call centres at Gurgaon, Hyderabad and Bengaluru, they initially recovered a photocopy of Chinese national Yuan Yuan alias Jennifer’s passport. When staff of these call centres were quizzed, police came to know about Lambo, the Indian operations head, who had already gone underground. The companies had reportedly carried out transactions to the tune of Rs 21,000 crore.
An employee told the cops that Lambo was in a relationship with a senior manager. “She was questioned. In her phone, we found his passport details,” an official said. These were then shared with security officials at airports, leading to Lambo’s arrest.
As he claimed he didn’t know English, Lambo was questioned using Google translator. In India, he did not use any bank account in his name. His expenses were reportedly taken care of by amounts deposited by his Chinese bosses in accounts of their Indian employees.