Mumbai Police arrested three men from Madhya Pradesh for duping and cheating a woman by promising her a job.
Mumbai Police on Saturday arrested three men accused of duping and cheating a woman by promising her a job after accepting lakhs of rupees.
The accused would lure people with jobs and ask them to pay a certain registration fee.
According to the woman, she lost Rs 2.5 lakh. The accused communicated and chatted with her on WhatsApp and Telegram. Technical investigation helped the police make arrests with the help of local police in Neemuch in Madhya Pradesh.
The accused have been identified as Sanjay Singh Chauhan (24), Ranveer Singh Shekhawat (22) and Ayush Rathore (23), all residents of Neemuch in Madhya Pradesh. They are all friends.
According to a Mumbai police official, “On the employment portal, naukri.com, the lady victim uploaded her resume. She is a housewife who got a call from an unknown person claiming to be from McCann group. The person claimed to be the HR manager who asked if the victim was looking for job.
Later, she was told to give ratings on Google and to complete a task upon which some money would be paid. After she was given some money, trust was established. She was later asked to pay a registration fee and she lost over two lakhs across different multiple transactions to three different accounts.”
The accounts are now frozen. The police confiscated 11 debit cards and 19 bank accounts cheque books.
Under the supervision of Senior Inspector Kishor Shinde and the guidance of police inspector Sandhyarani Bhosale, a team of detection staff, comprising of PSI Rahul Patil, PN Munna Singh and constables Tawde and Shirke, a team was formed and sent to Madhya Pradesh.
The accused have been arrested under sections for cheating and common intention and the Information Technology Act.