City sees spate of cheatings; two DU graduates held

New Delhi: From a blind man in Buraru to a woman looking to fly to Australia to banks, fraudsters in Delhi have left no target alone and done their best to win the trust of their victims before duping them.

In Burari, two youths, one wanted to impress his girlfriends another wanted to feed his family, cheated a blind man of Rs 54,500. They cheated the victim by changing his ATM card. Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Monika Bharadwaj said the accused Vikrant wanted to live a lavish life and to impress his girlfriends and so started purchasing branded clothes, gifts whereas his associate Ashu told investigators that he needed the money to feed his family during the lockdown.

DCP (Rohini) PK Mishra said they have arrested a Delhi University graduate Raj Kumar Gupta and one Sunil Jaiswal for cheating banks and financial institutions. They used to make fake IDs and documents in order to obtain credit facilities. Police said the accused Jaiswal had reported his car to be stolen. During the investigation, police came to know that accused does body massage for a living. It raised a suspicions on how he was able to afford such a costly vehicle and further probe busted the fraudsters' modus operandi. They have allegedly cheated several banks.

In another case of cheating, the Dwarka district cyber cell arrested one Amit Rohilla, who posed himself as an employee of a reputed airline company and duped a girl of Rs 2.7 lakh under the pretext of selling her tickets to Australia. Investigation revealed that the accused was also a Delhi University graduate.

In Chawri Bazaar, a wholesale market for paper products, electrical items, a chaeting case was reported involving fake emails. According to the complainant, he had ordered electronic items with a Nashik based company. He received an email where the company asked him to amend the bank details and send the performa of invoice. As per details, the complainant paid more than Rs 2 lakh to the company. Later, he realised that the money was transferred to another account and not the actual company.

Meanwhile, in Rajinder Nagar area, a man was duped by accused pretending to sell liquor online.

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