Co-accused in Rs 2.50 lakh fraud case held

  • | Monday | 8th July, 2024

The Delhi Police has arrested a man who is a co-accused in duping a man of more than 2.50 lakhs on the pretext of selling electric bikes at reasonable rate with offers. The 35 year graduate, hailing from Jharkhand, used to provide bank details on commission basis to fraudsters. According to the police on Sunday, a complainant, who is working as a manager in Dwarkas Ayushman Hospital, alleged that he was searching on Google for buying electric scooters and bike for use in hospital, where fraudsters approached him and sent fake quotations of Electric Bike/Scooter RV-400 model in 1,18,999 rupees. Complainant agreed and paid the booking amount of Rs. 25,000 for eight electric bike/scooter i.e. 2 Lakhs. Further he also paid GST charges and in this way, the complainant sent a total amount of 2,63,992 rupees to the account provided by the fraudster. Later on the fraudster switched off mobile and the complainant realized that he was caught in a cyber-scam, DCP Dwarka Ankit Singh said. The details of the beneficiary account holder was obtained and were found in the name of  Summy Kumar Agnihotry, hailing from Jharkhands Dhanbad. He was nabbed by the police from his village. His modus operandi is to provide/sell the bank accounts and its credentials on commission basis to fraudsters/co-accused persons and on behalf of this, he receives 20 per cent to 30 per cent of commission of credited amount in his account, the DCP said, adding that the hunt for the co-accused persons at Jharkhand is on. He further added, The co-accused used to contact people through Google, who were interested in buying electric scooters and bikes and provided them fake quotation of electric Bikes and scooters in the name of reputed company (i.e. Revolts Motor Company) and after receiving the money, they would disappear after switching off their mobile phones. In this way they cheated the innocent buyers and duped them. A case under section 420 and 120B has been registered.

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