Four persons including two employees of a courier company were arrested for duping customers by changing original goods bought from online retailers, and delivering stones and bricks instead. The four were sent to the jail on Friday after police completed their interrogation.
The police said that the four worked in tandem with each other to replace original goods with bricks before delivering them to customers.
Ramesh Kumar, area manager of a courier service company Vulcan Express Pvt Ltd, lodged a complaint with police last month after he received several complaints of misplaced articles.
Investigating officer, assistant sub-inspector Anil Kumar said, “We checked logistics records of the company, and zeroed in some suspects.”
Based on preliminary investigation, Kumar said, courier boys — Ravikant Akwal and Hari Om Prasad were arrested. And on enquiry, it was revealed that one Karan Sharma, who got them job in the courier company, designed the whole idea of swindling costly products from online retailers.
Karan Sharma ordered products online using fake names and provided fake addresses to the retailers. When the products arrived at the courier company, Ravikant or Hari Om took the products out for delivery and handed them to Sharma. Sharma replaced the original articles with soap bars and bricks, and then returned the delivery with the remark that address provided did not match.
For every delivery, Sharma used to give the courier boys 15% cut, the police said. Another delivery boy, Amrut Singh, was also arrested from Delhi by the police after investigation. The accused were produced before the court and were sent to jail. Sharma has named a few more accused who duped online retailers using the same modus operandi. They are yet to be arrested, said police.
Two held while planning loot
In another case, the Gurgaon police arrested two people, who were planning to carry out a robbery. Police said the persons were hardened criminals and looted passersby on Old Alwar Road in Sohna district. Police arrested the duo along with a Mahindra pickup van, country-made pistol, live rounds of cartridges and iron rods.
During investigation the accused admitted to having being involved in several cases of loot and later recovered four motor bikes from their possession.