The Division Number 8 police have booked three Delhi residents for allegedly duping a Ludhiana-based IT firm of Rs 4 lakh after promising help to get him tenders to supply software and computer to several states.
The accused, Ranjan Kumar of Janakpuri of New Delhi, his wife Jyoti Kumari and Rakesh Goswami of New Delhi, have been booked under sections 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The case was registered following the statement of Sumit Kumar Saini of Red Cross Building, Mall Road. In his complaint, Saini said he dealt in software and computers. The trio had contacted him a few months ago and demanded Rs 4 lakh for helping him in getting tenders for supplying software and computers to several states.
Saini said he paid them Rs 4 lakh, but they did not help him. When he contacted them over the phone, the trio demanded more money, and later stopped taking his phone calls.
Inspector Davinder Chaudhary, station house officer (SHO), Division Number 8 police station, said the case was registered following an inquiry conducted by the Economic Offence Wing. He said the police had launched a manhunt to arrest the accused.