Thursday, May 14, 2009

2 held in online fraud case - - 14 May 2009

URGAON: The Gurgaon Police on Wednesday arrested two youths for their alleged involvement in over 20 cases of online fraud. According to the police, Rick Andrew Dilbang and Rewinsan Robin Dilbang, both Manipuri residents, used to work for a gang, which lured people into investing in a fake online lottery.

Cops said that the gang used to send SMSes across the country in the name of a British petroleum company exhorting them to invest money and earn dividends. "They used to ask interested persons to deposit anything between Rs 10,000 and Rs 50,000 in a private bank. As soon as the amount was deposited, the gang used to flee with the money. This way, they had made over Rs 10 lakh,'' said Uday Raaj, SHO, Udyog Vihar police station.

Cops said that more than 20 people from Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Balasore, Silchar, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Gurgaon and other cities had deposited cash hoping their money will multiply.

A case under Section 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of IPC was lodged in Udyog Vihar police station on Saturday. The youths were presented before magistrate on Wednesday evening and were sent in 20-day police remand.

"We had got a tip-off that a few gang members were currently active in the city. It was during a raid that we nabbed the duo,'' said Raj.

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