A 32-year-old man was arrested from Ghaziabad for allegedly dishonest over 2,500 folks on the pretext of getting them cellphones on EMI (month-to-month installments) by faux web sites, the police mentioned in the present day.
Accused Jitender Singh disclosed to the police that he alongside along with his associates – Praveen Kumar and Rajat Shukla – indulged in dishonest folks by providing them to supply cellphones on straightforward month-to-month installments.
However, after taking a small quantity as down cost from them, they might vanish, police mentioned, including Jitender Singh confessed to have cheated over 2,500 folks throughout the nation this manner.
The police mentioned that efforts are being made to hint Jitender Singh’s associates Praveen Kumar and Rajat Shukla.
The matter got here to note when a probe was initiated on January 9 on the grievance of 1 Irfan Pathan, who alleged that in December final 12 months, he wished to purchase a cell phone and got here throughout an internet site – www.mobilityworld.in – which supplied them on EMIs at low-cost charges, the police mentioned.
In order to make a purchase order, he was requested to deposit Rs 1,499 by Virtual Private Address (VPA) “paymobile@upi”.
He was then contacted by the executives of the web site who requested him to deposit additional cash for getting the cell phone delivered.
He deposited Rs. 5,998 in three transactions on VPA offered by the chief of the web site. But he neither bought any cell phone nor did they return his cash, based on the complainant.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) RP Meena mentioned that in the course of the course of the investigation, name particulars of the cellular numbers talked about on the web site and people offered by the complainant had been obtained.
On evaluation of the Call Detail Record, it was discovered that one of many cellular numbers utilized by the accused was registered on the identify of Rajat Shukla.
On analysing the main points of VPA ‘paymobile@upi’, it was discovered that it was linked to a checking account of Rajat Shukla.
However, the cash from the mentioned checking account was instantly credited into Jitender Singh’s account, he mentioned.
Jitender Singh was arrested later from his dwelling in Ghaziabad on Tuesday and two cellphones utilized by him in fee of crime had been sized, he added.
During interrogation, he disclosed that in final two years, he alongside along with his associates have cheated folks by three faux web sites created by them, the police mentioned.
They shifted their setup and area identify of the web sites to keep away from detection and took cash by Virtual Private tackle to make detection tough, they added.
“They often took small amounts of Rs 1,999 to Rs 7,999 so that the victim would not approach the police,” the DCP mentioned.
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