Police on Wednesday arrested three persons for allegedly duping of a superintendent of police on the pretext of renewal of an insurance policy. The accused were arrested after a trap was laid near the Inter Bus Terminus, Sector 17, saying the superintendent of police (SP) wanted to deposit the installment of his insurance policy.
The accused have been identified as Amit Haldar, a resident of new Ashok Nagar, Delhi, Kapil Kumar, a resident Gautam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, and Pankaj Kumar, a resident of Meet Nagar, New Delhi.
Talking to HT, senior superintendent of police Sukhchain Singh Gill said SP (city) Parvinder Singh received a call from the fraudsters who asked him to deposit Rs 10,000 in their account for renewal of an insurance policy.
Acting on the information and sensing that miscreants were trying to dupe him, the SP deposited Rs 10,000 in the given account to trap the accused. Following the payment, the miscreants started calling him repeatedly forcing him to deposit Rs 28,000 more. But the SP pretended there was some problem and he could not deposit the money in the account.
The miscreants again told him to deposit the money, saying he would get the benefit of Rs 5 lakh or otherwise the policy would be scrapped. After that, the SP (city) asked them to send someone to get the remaining amount and nabbed when they reached the bus stand.
The SSP said during the preliminary investigation, it has been found that the alleged accused had procured a dump data of mobile phone numbers from a company, and made a random call on the official mobile number of the SP. Police said there were possibilities that they might have duped other people too.
Meanwhile, a case under section 420 (cheating), 511 (punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 66-D of the IT Act has been registered at the Sector-3 police station.