Through email, police bust gang for cheating 4.5k people across India
New Delhi: In two years more than 4,500 people were sent grass, mud, scrap, dummy phones in place of their original orders by a gang who used fake call centres and website to commit forgery. Police claimed that they have arrested the three accused and the probe revealed that more than five states affected by the criminals.
Police sources told Millennium Post that mostly the gang targeted students through fake phone calls in which accused lured the victims through offering them high-end phones in Rs 4,000-5,000.
"Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh among the states where accused targeted their possible victims," police said.
Sources claimed that they have received an email from the complainant regarding the gang and their nefarious activity.
"We investigated the e-mail which led to the busting of the gang from West Jyoti Nagar in Shahdara where criminals were found running a fake call centre," an investigator added.
Police identified the accused as Sanjay Panchal (22) (DU graduate), Nikhil Soni (22) and Kunal (18).
The press statement of Delhi Police claimed that on the search of the premises, total 30 mobile phones which were used to call the innocent people recovered from their possession along with one computer set and various other documents including details of people cheated by them.
A case under sections 420, 120B IPC registered in crime branch police station.
"More arrests are likely to be followed with the recovery of fake parcels as the raids are still going on at various places in Delhi and NCR," said the press statement.
Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Rajiv Ranjan stated that the gang duped thousands of people in the name of a lucky draw.
"After an order has been places by a customer, the gang used to send an empty parcel, dummy phone or something else through post office on cash on delivery," said sdditional CP.
He further stated that accused persons duped more than 4,500 people from all over India.
The arrest made by the team of Special Task Force (STF) led by ACP Pankaj Singh under supervision of DCP (crime) Ram Gopal Naik.
In one such case, the accused continuously called one victim and later, duped him by giving mud in place of the phone. The press statement further claimed that the gang used the dark website for the crime.