Wed, May 24, 2017 | updated 02:21 AM IST

Delhi Police bust online cheating gang, two arrested

Updated: Aug 04, 2016 22:29 IST      
Delhi Police bust online cheating gang, two arrested

New Delhi, Aug. 4 (ANI): With the arrest of two accused, the Hauz Khas Police on Thursday claimed to have busted a gang of online cheats and seized incriminating articles from their possession.

Police have identified the accused as Premnath Sharma, alias, Arun Singh, a resident of Ekta Vihar, Meethapur Extension, Delhi, and Sabir, alias, Akbar Alam, a resident of Shyam Colony (Part IV), Faridabad, Haryana.

Divulging details, police said the complainant alleged that she was in touch with one Eric Hasson from Chicago through Viber for marriage. Hasson told her that he was sending a parcel containing clothes, wedding ring, laptop, purse, gold set and a cheque of $4,00,000 to buy a house, said police, adding that she trusted that person, who convinced and told her that he would come to Delhi to marry her.

After that she received a call from a person, who represented himself as a custom officer from Chhatarpati Shivaji International Airport and told her to send Rs. 60,000 as custom charges for clearing her parcel and she sent the money online accordingly, said police, adding the alleged person also sent him fake receipts of custom office Mumbai to win her trust via e-mail.

After that the alleged officer again called her saying that there is gold also, so she will have to pay more money, following which the complainant sent Rs. 2,20,000 online in the account of one Raj Kumar as per his demand, said police.

When the complainant received subsequent demands for money, she smelled something suspicious and reported the matter to police, following which a case under section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered at the Hauz Khas Police Station and investigation taken up.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP), South District, Nupur Prasad said during the course of investigation, the police team verified and obtained the details of account holder, wherein the complainant had transferred the money from ICICI Bank, Kalkaji, Delhi.

"It revealed that on June 16, accused had made a transaction through self cheque of Rs. 3,50,000 from ICICI Bank, Tilak Nagar Branch, Main Nazafgarh Road, Delhi. On further scrutiny of the account statement, it was found that transactions of around Rs. 4-5 lakhs are being made from the said account every day through various modes," the ADCP said.

In order to arrest the culprits involved in such criminal activities, a team comprising Inspector Anand Swarup, Sub Inspector Naveen Kumar, SI Arvind, PSI Varun Gulliya, Head Constable Harender and Constable Jitender was constituted under the supervision of Inspector Satinder Sangwan, Station House Officer of the Hauz Khas Police Station.

"During investigation, the police team obtained mobile number of accused persons, analysed their CDRs and developed criminal intelligence. The police continued its efforts, which revealed that accused are trying to open another fake account in ICICI at Nehru Place Branch," said ADCP Prasad in a statement issued here.

"On August 3, the police team laid a trap in Nehru Place and arrested one of the accused Premnath Sharma and at the instance of Sharma, his associate Sabir was also arrested and two fake PAN cards, copies of Election Cards, two cheque books, and three mobile phone were seized from their possession, said the ADCP.

ADCP Prasad further said, "During interrogation, the accused disclosed that they used to procure fake ID with the help of their other accomplices Monu and Prakash. The accused are not having any permanent address in Delhi and keep on changing their address after opening fake bank accounts. They further disclosed names of their other associates as Raj Kumar and one foreign national, who are active members of their gang."

The ADCP said further investigation is in progress to arrest Raj Kumar and other co-accused. (ANI)

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 24 (ANI): "Did not know a wrong number would change my life," said an elated Rahul Kumar while appreciating the inner beauty of his wife, an acid attack survivor, Lalita Benbansi.

Full Story >>

Rayagada (Odisha) [India], May 24 (ANI): As many as four tourists drowned in Janjavathi River near the famous Majhighariani Temple of Odisha's Rayagada on Tuesday evening.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): The Canadian High Commission in New Delhi on Tuesday regretted any inconvenience that might have been experienced by the retired Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer who was not allowed to enter into the country.

Full Story >>

Manishankar Aiyar bats for talks to make peace with Pak

Updated: May 23, 2017 23:12 IST     

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], May 23 (ANI): Following the Indian Army's attack on Pakistani posts as part of counter-insurgency operations to stop militants from crossing into India, Congress leader Manishankar Aiyar asserted that New Delhi should hold talks soon with Islamabad and with Srinagar to resolve issues soon.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): Taking strong exception to the non-availability of medicines and consumables in few Delhi Government Hospitals, Chief Minsiter Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday directed the Chief Secretary to ensure immediate availability of medicines at hospitals.

Full Story >>

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], May 23 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minsiter Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday announced an ex gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each to the next of kin of those killed in Uttarkashi bus accident.

Full Story >>

Separatist leader Geelani slams 'glorification' of Maj. Gogoi

Updated: May 23, 2017 22:02 IST     

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], May 23 (ANI): Kashmiri separatist leader and chief of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani has strongly criticised the Centre over the glorification of Major Leetul Gogoi, who tied a man to a jeep in Kashmir purportedly as a 'human shield' against stone-pelters.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): Clearing the air after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Alka Lamba courted controversy when she climbed onto a crane to take stock of the rescue operations by fire fighters in Delhi's Chandni Chowk area, Director Delhi Fire Services, G.C. Mishra asserted that Lamba's only motive was to control the situation.

Full Story >>

Guwahati (Assam) [India], May 23 (ANI): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Special Court in Guwahati on Tuesday sentenced three convicts of the Dima Hasao terror funding case to life imprisonment and awarded eight to 12 years' imprisonment to 11 others convicted in the case.

Full Story >>

Budgam (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], May 23 (ANI): After the Jammu and Kashmir Police refused to quash the First Information Report (FIR) against him for tying a man to the bonnet of his jeep to serve as a 'human shield', Major Leetul Gogoi on Tuesday defended his act by saying that he took the step "to save the people trapped in the polling booth."

Full Story >>

Proud of Indian Army's valour: BJP

Updated: May 23, 2017 20:23 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was all praises for the valour of the Indian Army after it announced that punitive fire assaults were being undertaken across the Line of Control (LoC) to counter terrorist action from Pakistan asserting that these strikes were meant to prohibit infiltrations at LoC and that it is proud of the Army.

Full Story >>

Controversial spiritual leader Chandraswami passes away

Updated: May 23, 2017 19:34 IST     

New Delhi [India] May 23 (ANI): Controversial spiritual guru Chandraswami passed away on Tuesday due to renal failure at the age of 66.

Full Story >>

BSF seizes snake venom worth Rs. 12 crore

Updated: May 23, 2017 19:30 IST     

South Dinajpur (West Bengal) [India], May 23 (ANI): The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized snake venom worth Rs. 12 crore from South Dinajpur, West Bengal.

Full Story >>

Mayawati holds BJP responsible for Dalit-Rajput violence

Updated: May 23, 2017 19:30 IST     

Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 23 (ANI): Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati on Tuesday exhorted all sections of the society to live in harmonious environment and alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wanted to disturb the harmony among various sections of the society.

Full Story >>

Ootacamund (Tamil Nadu) [India], May 23 (ANI): President of India Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday addressed the 159th founder's day celebrations of the Lawrence School Lovedale at Ootacamund.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): Strongly reacting to the report of denial of entry to a senior retired Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer by the Canadian authorities, the Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday said that it had taken up the matter with Canada Government.

Full Story >>

Maj. Gogoi defends his act, says took step to save locals

Updated: May 23, 2017 18:43 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): After the Jammu and Kashmir Police refused to quash the First Information Report (FIR) against him for tying a man to the bonnet of his jeep to serve as a 'human shield', Major Leetul Gogoi on Tuesday defended his act by saying that he took the step "to save the local people."

Full Story >>

Lalu Yadav's daughter's CA sent to three-day ED custody

Updated: May 23, 2017 18:31 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): Delhi's Patiala House Court on Tuesday granted a three-day Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti's Chartered Accountant (CA) Rajesh Agarwal in a money laundering case.

Full Story >>

Patna (Bihar) [India], May 23 (ANI): Following the verdict in the 2005 Ashok Singh murder case, wife of deceased Ashok Singh, Chandni Singh on Tuesday asserted that she was not totally satisfied with the decision even as they demanded death sentence for the accused.

Full Story >>

Mumbai(Maharashtra) [India], May 23 (ANI): While praises are pouring in for the Indian Army for carrying out the 'punitive fire assault' on the Pakistan posts, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Tuesday said it was not a befitting reply, but a mere "small action."

Full Story >>