225 people duped of Rs 13 cr in name of investment plans


225 people duped of Rs 13 cr in name of investment plans

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police busted a fake call centre and arrested 11 accused from Delhi’s Rohini district. Team of special staff, Rohini district swung into action and arrested 11 persons Prabhat Singh, Rupesh, Jitender, Robin Mathew, Dalip Singh,Vishal, Ranjan Garg, Vicky Dhawan, Raj Kumar, Ram Gopal, Jitender Singh involved in cheating innocent persons in the name of insurance plans and insurance benefits.

The investigation was taken up on the complaint of a retired manager (63) from a Nationalised Bank, a resident of Rohini, Delhi regarding cheating in the name of insurance benefits and investment plans. He reported that accused persons had cheated him of more than Rs 20 lakhs by inducing him to invest in various insurance plans through tele-calling. Believing the tele callers to be genuine representatives from various reputed insurance companies, the complainant on various occasions between April 20, 2018 to May 21, 2019 deposited different sums of money in various accounts provided by tele-callers.

Later in May 2019, when complainant insisted for refunds the tele-callers avoided him and demanded more investments. Realising that he has been trapped by some gang of cheats, the complainant lodged a written complaint with DCP Rohini. Seeing the gravity of the complaint, a case was registered and investigations were taken up.

The police team started the analysis of the account statements of alleged bank accounts where the money was transferred and also simultaneously started the technical analysis of alleged phone calls. During investigation, 14 accounts were identified in various banks and branches where the cheated money of complainant was transferred and withdrawn in cash. All these accounts were being used to receive money through online transfer from various victims across the country, with the money being withdrawn from these accounts through self cheques and ATMs.

“The analysis revealed money transfers of over Rs 13 crores in these fake accounts from about 225 customers or victims across the country,” said SD Mishra, DCP Rohini.

The investigation led to the arrest of the whole gang. The interrogation of the accused persons revealed that an organized cybercrime syndicate was operating at the national level and had succeeded in duping 225 victims of about Rs 13 crores over past 2 years.


Written by Loknath Das