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Two arrested for cheating on pretext of bonus on insurances

Delhi Police arrested two persons for allegedly cheating scores of people across the country on the pretext of running a fake call centre and providing handsome bonus and prize on existing insurance policies. According to the police, the accused identified as Sulabh Pratap and Arun Kumar are Delhi University graduates. However, the mastermind of the gang, Aman Kumar is still absconding, said a senior police official. Police said that they have recovered 102 landline numbers, Rs 5.5 lakh cash and other incriminating documents from the possession of the accused.

Police said that one Arun Kumar, a resident of Bangalore approached the Parliament Street police station with a complaint that in 2014, one Pradeep Negi, claiming to be an officer with the LIC had approached him. Over the past two years, Negi along with his associates had cheated Arun of Rs 24 lakhs.

“On the pretext of providing Arun a bonus on existing policy, they also induced him to invest his money in government securities or bonds like DMRC and DLF for better returns. Tricked, Arun deposited Rs 5,50,000 in DMRC project and 5,45,000 in DLF project. Then, one lady Suman called and informed that a total sum of Rs 1,39,40,000 was ready to be released from DLF and DMRC along with a pension scheme. To get this amount released, he deposited Rs 1,90,000 as transfer fee,” said Jatin Narwal, DCP (New Delhi).

“After some time again Suman informed him that Arun has won a BMW-X6 car in a lucky draw and asked him to deposit 5,00,000 as processing fee. Thereafter, different persons kept on asking him to deposit different amounts in various bank accounts on the pretext of fees, agent activation Code, NOC, Income Tax Return, processing fees. Thus, he was cheated of Rs 24,00,000,” said the officer. Based on technical surveillance, a team of police traced the accused to Una in Himachal Pradesh. On October 26, they laid a trap and arrested Sulabh and Arun, police said.
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