6 held from UP for cheating woman of ` 1.8L, promising job
CBD BELAPUR: Six members of a gang, who allegedly cheated a woman by promising her a job in a private bank through a website, were arrested from Uttar Pradesh. Police have recovered property worth Rs1.45 lakh.
Sudhakar Jha alias Pawan alias Rahul Taneja, 31, Pintu Ompal Tomar alias Birju alias Rahul alias Nitin, 26, Safir Shaikh, 25, Mohammed Galib Shaikh, 24, Aman Chauhan, 21 and Ameen Khan, 21, were arrested from Noida in Uttar Pradesh.
“The six had cheated those who had posted their applications on monster. com, an employment website. The complainant, Jayeshree Patil, too was cheated by them in a similar manner,” said police commissioner Prabhat Ranjan.
“Patil had posted her details on the website the job application on October 10. A few days later, she received a call from a man claiming to be from Future Career India Company. The man told Patil that her biodata had been shortlisted for an account- ant’s job in ICICI bank,” said Ranjan.
The police said Patil was asked to transfer her security deposit to accounts in HDFC bank and Punjab National bank. She deposited a total of Rs1,78,420 in several instalments. A few days later, she received an appointment letter from ICICI bank via email. However, when Patil went to the specified branch of the bank, she learnt that the appointment letter was fake.
Patil then registered a complaint with the CBD Belapur police on February 17.
“Our officers and personnel of the economic offences wing, with the help of the cybercrime team, worked on the emails, mobile location, IP addresses and other technical aspects. Following intensive study of the case details and the information retracted, we managed to reach the accused,” said Ranjan.
Police have recovered five walkie- talkies, three laptops, 20 mobile phone handsets and other property worth Rs1,45,000.
“We are investigating how many people fell for the trap,” said Ranjan.