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Man held for duping over 1,000 people on pretext of lucky draws

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police arrested a 27-year-old man from Kalkaji for allegedly duping over 1,000 people across the country on the pretext of giving them lucky draw prizes.

The accused was identified as Deepak Negi, a resident of Sangam Vihar. He was arrested from Kalkaji on Monday. Negi duped over 1,000 people from across India and received more than Rs 1.5 crore in the last one year.

According to police, one woman teacher from Odisha filed a complaint in May against an e-commerce company "Key4kart.com".

The complainant stated that in April 2018, she received a call from the company which lured her to shop on the website to win a bike in lucky draw, they said.

She was asked to submit some part of the prize value along with her photo and Aadhaar ID. She transferred Rs 62,649 on four occasions but did not get any prize.

In another incident, a person from Gujarat was duped of Rs 5.84 lakh using same modus operandi.

"During investigation, police got the details of the organisation through bank statement and identified Negi as the owner of the company. He was arrested on Monday from Kalkaji where he was running his office in the name of another company," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) Chinmoy Biswal.

During interrogation, Negi disclosed that he, along with his associates Parmeshwar, Manmohan, Bharat Lalwani and Ansh Lalwani, started the company and used to dupe people on the pretext of contest and lucky draws, the DCP said.

They kept on changing the locations and registering new companies at various addresses by taking properties on rent.

They used to hire and train undergraduate men and women for making calls to lure the targets for shopping on their website.

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