Telangana cops ask Google to block 113 instant loan apps

Though 50 cases have been registered against money lending applications (apps) and Telangana police requested Google to remove 113 apps from its PlayStore, the Internet search giant is yet to remove most and has axed only a handful of apps as reported by TOI.

Hyderabad police have registered 29 cases, Cyberabad 10, Warangal seven and Rachakonda four cases based on complaints lodged by harassed victims of money lending apps. As of now, 50 cases have been registered in the three city commissionerates and Warangal commissionerate against instant money finance apps and police identified over 80 apps linked to these cases. Cops are going on a case-by-case basis and so far Hyderabad police had identified 42 apps linked to complaints they have received. Hyderabad police have written to Google asking to remove the money lending apps. So far, three Chinese nationals have been arrested by cops in relation to the money lending app cases.