Interstate cyber crooks arrested by Delhi Police
Police said several complaints regarding such frauds were received across Delhi over the past two months.
An interstate gang, which would dupe wholesalers by creating fake screenshots of online payments, has been busted by Delhi Police, senior officers aware of the matter said on Wednesday, adding that they have arrested three members of the gang.
The gang operated in Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Noida and Gurugram, the officers said, adding that they have recovered nine mobile phones, 12 SIM cards, three fake Aadhar Cards, 18 debit and credit cards, 11 cheque books and other items from the arrested.
The three used to place demand leads on an e-marketing site, from where they received calls from traders, said deputy commissioner of police (north) Sagar Singh Kalsi.
“One of the three men posted the demand leads and finalised deals with prospective suppliers... Thereafter, two of them visited the wholesaler’s shop to collect the delivery of items. They showed fake screenshots of NEFT payments to the trader, collected the items and fled,” said Kalsi.
The DCP said several complaints regarding such frauds were received across Delhi over the past two months. One such complaint was filed at Naraina police station, where a garment trader alleged that three men visited his shop, took garments worth ₹1.66 lakh after showing screenshot of the successful payment. However, when the bank statement was checked, no payment was received.
“We conducted a detailed technical investigation and found that the suspects had fled to Ghaziabad with the garments. Their cellphones were put on surveillance and three of them, identified as Gaurav Agarwal, Bharat Bhatia and Javed Sheikh, were arrested. Their interrogation helped us link four cheating cases involving over ₹8 lakh and registered in Delhi, Jaipur and Noida,” said Kalsi.