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Delhi man poses as pilot, investment banker to lure women on matrimonial sites

Delhi Police said once the fake pilot won the confidence of a woman, he would shoot objectionable photos and videos to use them for extortion

delhi Updated: Sep 08, 2017 12:54 IST
Karn Pratap Singh
Yogesh Garg allegedly uploaded fake profiles on matrimonial sites identifying himself as an IAF officer or a high-profile investment banker and son of a retired IAS officer to lure match seekers
Yogesh Garg allegedly uploaded fake profiles on matrimonial sites identifying himself as an IAF officer or a high-profile investment banker and son of a retired IAS officer to lure match seekers(Picture provided by Delhi Police)

Delhi Police has arrested a 34-year-old man who lured women using fake profiles on matrimonial websites and extorted money from them.

Police said the arrest of Yogesh Garg alias Sameer has also led to the rescue of a 42-year-old school teacher, a divorcee, and her 12-year-old son, who were in his alleged custody.

Nupur Prasad, deputy commissioner of police (Shahdara), said Garg has cheated over 15 women and extorted more than Rs 50 lakh from them, mainly by threatening to post their “objectionable” photos and videos on the social media.

Garg used to upload fake profiles on matrimonial sites, identifying himself as an IAF officer or a high-profile investment banker who is the son of a retired IAS officer, to lure match seekers. Once he would win the confidence of a woman, he would shoot objectionable photos and videos to use them for extortion.

Interestingly, nobody duped by Garg ever came forward to register a police complaint against him. The DCP said he was arrested following investigation into a complaint by a resident of east Delhi’s Vivek Vihar about a school teacher and her son going missing. The man told the police that his sister and nephew were missing since Sunday. He said his sister had recently uploaded her profile on a popular matrimonial website and she had come in contact with one Sameer Garg.

The complainant suspected that Garg lured his sister and took her away with her son. Later, he told the police that he had convinced his sister to meet him, feigning his father’s ill health. He called her to meet him at AIIMS.

“We laid a trap at the hospital but the suspect managed to escape with the woman and her child. It was learnt that they were going to board a train to Mumbai from New Delhi Railway station. We reached there and caught the conman and rescued the victims while they were boarding the train,” said Prasad.

The woman told the police that Garg promised he would marry her and took her to Vaishno Devi and Goa on the excuse of meeting his parents. “She alleged that Garg has taken about Rs 3 lakh from her. A case of rape and cheating has been registered,” the DCP said.