NEW DELHI: A team of officials of Dwarka North police station arrested a 27-year-old involved in fraud and theft of electronic gadgets.
Police said the accused Bharat Gupta used to lure victims on the phone by posing as a laptop mechanic and would steal the laptops after taking them for repair.
One complainant, Sajid Akhtar, had searched for laptop repair shops on Google and found Gupta's contact. Akhtar called Gupta and gave his HCL laptop for repair, for which Gupta also gave him a receipt.
After some time had passed, Akhtar tried to contact Gupta, but found that the mobile number was switched off.
"Later, the complainant made every possible effort to contact the accused to get his laptop back. But the accused remained untraced. A case of criminal breach of trust was registered at Dwarka North police station," Shibesh Singh, DCP (Dwarka) said.
Cops soon began investigation and, by means of technical surveillance, Gupta was soon arrested in this case.
The accused confessed to having committed the crime and disclosed about other similar thefts he committed.
Gupta revealed that he had registered himself in JustDial to fetch more customers.
As and when he received a message from JustDial about a prospective customer's name and mobile number for repair of electronic computer gadgets, Gupta would call the said customer.
Then, he would visit the customer for collection of their computer – purportedly for the purpose of repair – and even issue a receipt with fake address details on it.
He would then repaire the gadget at his home and sell the same further on the internet.