New Delhi: Delhi police have busted a gang of fraudsters and arrested four people, including two women, who cheated people instead of providing handsome pay for gigolo and masseur service, an official said on Sunday. The defendants, identified as Shubham Ahuja, Udit Mehta, Neha Chhabra and Archana Ahuja, have deceived more than 100 people over the past two years.Read also – A couple uses a toxic substance after an argument over milk
Deputy Commissioner of Police (North West) Usha Rangnani said a complaint had been received by the Cyber Police station in which the complainant alleged that he had received a WhatsApp message from an unknown number, offering him a job as male masseur who consisted of going to people’s homes. and giving them massages for payment. Also Read – ‘Chor Parivar’ detained in Delhi for stealing Rs 1 Crore jewelry
“When he contacted the given mobile number, he was asked to pay Rs 3,500 as registration fee. The plaintiff paid the amount via Paytm,” the DCP said. He was then made to pay Rs 12,600 for the purchase of a massage equipment kit, Rs 15,500 for the preparation of an entrance card and Rs 9,400 for the reservation of a hotel room. hotel. Also Read – Weather in Delhi: Temperature settles at 23.8 degrees, check IMD’s forecast for the next 5 days here
COMPLAINANT DUPPED OF MORE THAN SR47,000
For each payment, the complainant was promised that he would collect the full amount in cash from his customers. After paying Rs 9,400, the accused demanded more money to get another entry pass which the complainant refused and asked for a refund. In total, the plaintiff paid Rs 47,200 to the alleged persons but no such employment was provided to him. Subsequently, he realized that he had been duped in lieu of a job offer.
HOW DID THE POLICE ARREST THE ACCUSED?
The police registered a case under section 420 of the IPC and opened the investigation. During the investigation, a team was formed which obtained the beneficiary’s account details and mounted technical surveillance. Details were reviewed and based on the findings a raid was carried out in the Janak Park area of Hari Nagar from where the police arrested the four defendants in addition to collecting digital evidence including seven cell phones, a laptop computer, ATM cards and other documents later found to be related to the fraud in this case.
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Under sustained questioning, the defendants revealed that they used to post advertisements on social media platforms, WhatsApp and dating apps. They used to assure the victims that all the money would be refunded by their wealthy female clients on the first date in a hotel.
“Shubham Ahuja was the mastermind of the racketeering and ran his network from rented premises in Janak Park,” the DCP said. He paid a salary of Rs 20,000 per month to manager Udit Mehta and Rs 15,000 per month each to Neha Chhabra and Archna Ahuja, who worked as tele-callers, the official added.
(Based on PTI entries)