Engineer held for posing as govt officer, cheating man of Rs 5L
NEW DELHI: A conman who posed as a government official to dupe a man from Tripura of Rs 5,20,000, on the pretext of securing him a big tender in a Ministry has been arrested, Delhi Police said on Saturday.
The accused was identified as Amit Kumar Burman, a B Tech Graduate from Dehradun.
The victim had filed a complaint at Parliament Street police station in New Delhi of having been cheated by one Yogesh Kumar, who assured him of getting him a job, as well as a tender in a government project.
The complainant said he had seen an advertisement in a newspaper about requirement of a liaison officer in the project in North East India.
Subsequently, he contacted the mobile number given in the advertisement.
The person on the other end identified himself as Yogesh Kumar and claimed to be a Section Officer in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
"To make things look genuine, the accused met the complainant outside Shastri Bhawan where the alleged stated that his Ministry had opened tender for Data Collection, and for this they needed a consultancy company and liaison officer in North East India. The accused induced the complainant that he would help him get the tender for his company, if he was ready to pay Rs 1 lakh per district as he had to manage in the Ministry," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) BK Singh told reporters on Saturday.
After negotiations, the accused reportedly agreed to take Rs 5.20 lakh from the complainant.
Soon a police team was formed to nab the accused, who analysed the call detail record of the advertised mobile number.
In the course of the investigation, cops found out that the accused would come to meet the complainant again at Central Secretariat Metro station. A trap was laid and the accused was arrested from the spot.
The accused revealed to cops that after he himself had fallen prey to fraudsters who had duped him of Rs 3 lakh, he used the trick on others to recover his losses.
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