Two arrested for duping senior citizen of ₹2.67 crore over insurance policy renewal in Noida
Ashutosh Dwivedi, additional deputy commissioner of police, Noida, said police teams were working on the case for the past three years
The Gautam Budh Nagar police arrested two people on Monday for allegedly duping a Delhi-based senior citizen of ₹2.67 crore on the pretext of renewing his insurance policy. According to officers, a First Information Report in the matter was registered at the Sector 20 police station in 2020 by the man’s daughter.
Ashutosh Dwivedi, additional deputy commissioner of police, Noida, said police teams were working on the case for the past three years.
“The 79-year-old man retired from a reputed private company in 2005. According to his complaint, in 2018 he received a call from an unknown person informing him that his insurance policy has lapsed and he would have to pay some amount if he wanted the policy renewed. The man ended up sending ₹2.67 crore to 14 different bank accounts over two years,” said Dwivedi.
Following the complaint, a case under Indian Penal Code sections 420 (fraud), 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 34 (common intention) as well as the Information Technology Act was registered at the Sector 20 police station.
“Investigation was taken up and it was found that SIM cards with which the suspects were talking to the senior citizen were procured with forged identity cards. A team was continuously working to find the money trail and finally managed to get success with the arrest of the two suspects on Monday,” Dwivedi said.
The suspects were identified as Karunesh Dwivedi and Anil Sharma, who are both from Punjab and were arrested from Sector 31, Noida.
“We have also identified five of their accomplices and searches have been launched to catch them. We have also begun legal procedures to freeze six bank accounts linked to the suspects. The defrauded money is yet to recovered,” said the officer.