New Delhi, Sep 19: A 59-year-old man was arrested for allegedly duping a budding singer of Rs 21 lakh on the pretext of serving to him enhance his score on a singing app, police mentioned on Sunday. The accused was recognized as Mahavir Prasad Sharma, a resident of West Bengal who was working as a senior supervisor with a cement firm in Shillong, they mentioned.
Sharma was arrested in reference to a case registered at Shalimar Bagh police station right here on September 7. The accused allegedly duped a budding singer of Rs 21 lakh on the pretext of serving to him enhance his score on a singing app, StarMaker, the police mentioned. StarMaker permits its customers to reside stream their performances. During the reside streaming, different customers can provide them paid items that may be redeemed as cash and transferred to financial institution accounts, they mentioned.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest) Usha Rangnani mentioned the accused was traced to Shillong by way of technical surveillance and arrested. During his interrogation, Sharma advised police that he needed to make straightforward cash and began dishonest budding singers on StarMaker. He transferred the cash he took from these singers to completely different financial institution accounts, the officer mentioned.
He duped two different folks in Rishikesh and Firozpur of Rs 24 lakh and Rs 8.5 lakh, respectively, the police mentioned.
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