Advertisement

HindustanTimes Fri,28 Nov 2014

Delhi: Online shopping firm in dock for cheating

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, March 30, 2013
First Published: 22:58 IST(30/3/2013) | Last Updated: 23:00 IST(30/3/2013)

Two senior executives of an online shopping portal were arrested for cheating hundreds of customers of several lakhs of rupees by not delivering items ordered over the internet despite accepting payment, police said on Saturday.

Advertisement

Arindam Bose, 47, the director of online shopping portal ‘timtara.com’, and his associate Harish Ahluwalia, 35, were arrested from Noida’s Sector 63 on Friday.

The arrests came following investigations into over 200 complaints from all over the country, said SD Mishra, additional DCP (Economic Offences Wing).

“The victims claimed that they had paid money online through credit cards for various items such as mobile phones, cameras and pen drives. Despite repeated requests and follow-ups by customers, the goods never arrived at their addresses,” additional DCP Mishra said.

According to police, the company had shut down their front office in Noida’s Sector 8 to avoid detection and confrontation with the customers they had cheated.

The website, ‘www.timtara.com, claimed to sell products like cameras, mobiles, home appliances etc.

“During investigation, it was revealed that the portal was actively engaged in online shopping fraud,” said Mishra.Bose, who hails from Kolkata, is a Bachelor in Electronics from Jadavpur University. Ahluwalia belongs to Kaithal in Haryana.


Advertisement
more from New Delhi

Clean air a fundamental right, says green court

Air pollution has continued to be a serious health risk in Delhi with the levels of tiny particles that carry toxins and go deep inside lungs having remained 3-4 times the standards in the last three years, government data shows.
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved