The man orders telescopes, receives water filters instead; 2 businessmen arrested
Two businessmen have been arrested for allegedly cheating a man on the pretext of selling him air guns and telescopes, Delhi police said on Sunday. Officials said they arrested the men at their residence in the town of Tronica in Ghaziabad on Saturday.
The matter came to light when Malviya Nagar resident Zodinpuii alleged that he was cheated out of Rs 2.49 lakh by the defendant. Zodinpuii said in his complaint that he wanted to buy 25 telescopes online and was approached by a seller on WhatsApp who said he was selling air guns, pellets, telescopes and walkie-talkies.
The plaintiff paid a sum of Rs 2.49 lakh in advance but received a water filter instead. When he objected, the accused blocked his number. One case has been registered at Cyber Police Station in South Delhi.
A senior police officer said: “We have analyzed the WhatsApp number and the bank accounts where the money was sent. The money transfer agent has been identified and a transaction has been traced. The agent, Yogesh Arora, revealed the identity of the accused. He said he was only asked to take care of the company’s finances.
The defendants, Ravi Singh and Harish Singh, are siblings. Several raids were carried out to apprehend them and they were eventually arrested at their home in Ghaziabad.
“Three phones and two debit cards used in the breach have been seized. According to the ICJS, the accused has no criminal record. However, we are investigating the matter and reviewing other transactions made at the ‘accounts help,’ the officer said.