Gang of Conmens selling goods on OLX posing as army officials arrested

  • | Monday | 28th September, 2020

Accused had confessed to have committed fraud in the states of Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi.

A group of conmens, who used to pose as army officials and then dupe people in the name of selling goods on OLX is busted by the Rajasthan police on Saturday.

11 members of the gang is arrested with Rs 2.63 lakh in cash, a car, 19 mobile phones, 16 ATM cards, 19 bank passbooks, eight cheque books and 200 fake army gate passes from Bharatpur. The operation of the gang was spread across 14 states.  

“These people offered vehicles for sale through online platforms. They made fake Indian Army identity cards and gate passes to lure people. They also posted their photos in army uniform,” Bharatpur SP Dr. Amandeep Singh Kapoor said.

“They called people using SIM cards procured with fake documents and switched them off after prospective buyers had deposited money in their account,” Kapoor added.

He said the accused had confessed to have committed fraud in the states of Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi.

 “They did not cheat people in Rajasthan for the fear of getting caught,” Kapoor said and added that the police in these 14 states would be informed about the arrests.

The arrested men are from Padla, Kavan Ka Bas, Hingota, Samvler and other villages in Bharatpur.



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