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24-year-old arrested for duping people on pretext of offering jobs

Investigations revealed that money received by the accused in different Paytm wallets were transferred from Paytm to a Kotak Mahindra Bank account.

delhi Updated: Mar 17, 2019 08:18 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
New Delhi
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A 24-year-old man was arrested for allegedly duping people on the pretext of offering jobs in southeast Delhi. (Representative Image)(HT File)

A 24-year-old man was arrested for allegedly duping people on the pretext of offering jobs in southeast Delhi, police said Saturday. Gautam Kashyap, a resident of Delhi’s Burari, was arrested on Thursday, they added.

He used to make calls to people claiming to be a representative from Shine.com and ask to transfer money as facilitation and other fees for the job to his Paytm wallet, police said.

In October 2018, a 34-year-old call centre employee had reported that a gang of cheats fraudulently induced him to transfer money on the pretext of a job offer, they said. And in the past 28 months, he has been cheated of Rs 9.5 lakh by the accused persons, said Chinmoy Biswal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (southeast).

The victim had enrolled for a job change in various online job portals in 2016 while he was working in the call centre, he said.

Investigations revealed that money received by the accused in different Paytm wallets were transferred from Paytm to a Kotak Mahindra Bank account.

The Paytm wallet and the bank account were registered in the name of Kashyap, the officer said. Kashyap worked at a call centre in Noida from 2013-16, which was owned by Vaibhav Mishra while Amar Singh was manager.

Efforts are on to nab the associates of the accused, they said.

First Published: Mar 17, 2019 05:48 IST