Delhi: Two arrested for deceiving people on the pretext of insurance benefits

Delhi police have put an end to an interstate cheat racket and arrested two men who used to trick people on the pretext of insurance benefits and claw back money from expired or blocked policies.

The accused used to trick people on the pretext of insurance benefits. (Photo: Representative)

STRONG POINTS

  • Delhi Police have busted an interstate cheat racket and arrested 2 men in connection with the case
  • The accused used to trick people on the pretext of insurance benefits
  • The gang has been operating since 2014 and has duped more than 500 people

Delhi police have put an end to an interstate cheat racket and arrested two men who used to trick people on the pretext of insurance benefits and claw back money from expired or blocked policies. The police also recovered 2 mobile phones, 25 debit/credit cards, 1 Tata Nexon car in the possession of the accused.

The defendants were identified as Shyam Sundar Kumar and Aryan Nayak, both residents of Ghaziabad.

ACCUSED ARRESTED

The police had received a complaint in which the complainant alleged that an unknown group of people cheated him out of Rs 2.80 crore over a period of 7-8 years under the guise of insurance benefits. On the basis of the complaint lodged by the victim, a file was registered and an investigation was opened on this subject.

During the investigation, it was discovered that approximately 30 bank accounts had been used to deceive the complainant. Financial analysis revealed that in the alleged accounts, transactions of more than Rs 12 crore were made. Police also discovered that more than 500 people had been duped by the racketeering spread across many states and operating at multiple levels.

Based on a technical analysis, the police found that the gang was operating in the Dunduhera area and in the Crossing republic of Ghaziabad. Acting on a tip-off, a trap was set near Lal Kuan, following which the two accused were arrested.

OPERATING MODE

The two defendants have confessed their involvement in the crime, saying that so far they have duped more than 500 people to the tune of over Rs 12 crore. During sustained questioning, they revealed that they had been cheating people under the guise of insurance benefits since 2014.

They obtained fake SIM cards to communicate and for phone calls. They used fake accounts to receive and spin the money. The police froze 30 fake accounts.

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Justin D. O'Neill