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.
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.