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Man arrested for duping garment manufacturers

Man arrested for duping garment manufacturers

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Wednesday said that they have solved multiple cases of cheating in which garment manufacturers were duped of their money. The investigating agency has arrested one Pankaj Khanna who claimed himself as the proprietor of a firm.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Parvinder Singh, elaborating more about the case, said that a few days back one Pawan, a representative of a Fabric company reported at Mehrauli police station that they deal in manufacturing cloth items on order.

"It was sometime during May 2018 that a firm identified as William. Inc having its office at Saidulajab, Saket had made a contract with his company for the supply of fabric worth rupees 90 lakh. The complainant company had supplied goods as per contract," said Additional DCP Singh.

The company William. Inc also paid approx 27 lakh for the said deal through RTGS while rest of the payment remained to be paid. "Pawan continued to ask for the remaining payment from William Inc. against the supply of goods as per contract but the other party kept on delaying the same," added Additional DCP Singh.

However, after a while, it was found that William. Inc company vacated its office and the promoters also vanished without any trace. A case was registered.

During the investigation, it came to notice that this is the same modus operandi of the culprits was noticed in another case. "The accused used to open their office in a rented accommodation at posh areas and then select unsuspecting vendors or manufacturers. They would claim huge orders with them and ask for quick delivery of the goods from the manufacturers," police said.

A part of the payment through cash or RTGS would also be made upfront so as to make their credentials strong as a genuine party, while the rest of the payment would be promised with post-dated cheques for getting goods from traders. They would then leave the place with goods that were ready for delivery.

During the investigation, it was found that the bank account was opened in the name of Pankaj Khanna.

"Khanna had introduced himself as the proprietor of the said firm William. Inc. During the investigation, Cyber Cell south district has arrested Pankaj Khanna," police said.

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