New Delhi: Delhi Police have arrested two men for allegedly duping unsuspecting individuals under the guise of offering part-time job opportunities. The arrested suspects, identified as Ankit Gupta (33) and Bharat Bhushan (35), are accused of orchestrating a scam that involved over Rs 1 crore.
The fraudulent scheme revolved around luring victims into investing money through a social media platform. The perpetrators enticed potential victims with promises of lucrative returns on their investments.
Investigation and Arrests:
The investigation kicked off following a complaint filed by a victim who had fallen prey to the scam. The complainant revealed that they had paid Rs 1,000 for a task and received a small return, only to be persuaded to invest Rs 198,000. Following the investment, the accused ceased communication with the victim.
Based on the complaint, police initiated technical surveillance and gathered crucial evidence, including bank details and call records of the suspects. This led to the arrest of Ankit Gupta from Pitampura, Delhi. Upon his arrest, multiple mobile phones, a cheque book, and an ATM card containing a money trail of the cheated amount over Rs 1 crore from various victims were recovered.
In an interstate operation, police apprehended Bharat Bhushan from Palwal, Haryana.
Associates and Further Investigation:
Investigations revealed that the arrested suspects were in close contact with two associates based in Bangalore. Police have remanded the arrested suspects to judicial custody while further investigations are underway to apprehend the remaining suspects.
Caution and Advice:
The Delhi Police have urged the public to exercise caution when approached with unsolicited part-time job opportunities, especially those advertised on social media platforms. Individuals are advised to conduct thorough background checks before investing any money.
- Two men have been arrested for a cyber fraud involving over Rs 1 crore.
- The suspects lured victims into investing money through a social media platform.
- Police have urged the public to exercise caution when dealing with unsolicited job offers.