The Delhi Police arrested two men, in their twenties, for allegedly duping more than 250 residents of south Delhi on the pretext of installing internet connections at their homes.
“The accused have been identified as Gaurav Arora (28) and his associate Gulshan Kumar (20). On sustained interrogation, the duo confessed to have cheated more than 250 people — to the tune of more than Rs 4 lakh, which they spent on gambling, on the pretext of installing internet connections at their homes,” said Chhaya Sharma, deputy commissioner of police (south).
According to the police, Arora and Kumar are well-versed with the system of the said internet service provider company, and, in order to earn a quick buck, and to multiply the same through gambling, they hatched a conspiracy after stealing data of applicants for an Airtel broadband internet connection.
The two met while working at a private firm in east Delhi’s Patparganj. After getting sacked for fraud at the firm, Kumar was employed as a sales executive at a private firm in southeast Delhi’s Nehru Place.
“Once the deal was finalised, through phone calls made to customers from phones procured through fake IDs, they took Rs 6,000 to 10,000 from applicants, depending upon the nature of connection and went underground,” Sharma said.