6 held from UP for cheat­ing woman of ` 1.8L, promis­ing job

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.

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