Google said that hundreds of loan apps were removed from the Play Store after it was found to be in violation of user safety policies.
It reviewed hundreds of personal loan apps in India, based on flags submitted by users and government agencies, as part of its assistance for the law enforcement agencies in their investigation of the issue.
Digital lending platforms were the scanner after several reported cases of suicide where borrowers were unable to pay back the money in time and faced harassment.
A police probe revealed that some of these apps were using harsh recovery methods.
Some apps used users' data to contact their family and friends.