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  Metros   Delhi  14 Mar 2019  Mobile tower scam: 3 dupe 1,000 ‘investors’, arrested

Mobile tower scam: 3 dupe 1,000 ‘investors’, arrested

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Published : Mar 14, 2019, 1:28 am IST
Updated : Mar 14, 2019, 1:28 am IST

Based on a tip-off, the officials raided different areas in Manesar and Faridabad and the three accused were arrested, the DCP said.

Sanjay used some of the amount cheated from the victims to start his own cloud telephony company by the name of “Sanjay Enterprises”.
 Sanjay used some of the amount cheated from the victims to start his own cloud telephony company by the name of “Sanjay Enterprises”.

New Delhi: Three men were arrested for allegedly duping more than 1,000 people across the country to the tune of over Rs 1.5 crore on the pretext of installing mobile phone towers of a reputed mobile company, police said on Wednesday. The accused were identified as Sanjay Kumar (28), Santosh Kumar (29) and Arjun Prasad (26).

Police said, the trio cheated victims through a fake website. Sanjay used some of the amount cheated from the victims to start his own cloud telephony company by the name of “Sanjay Enterprises”. At least 200 persons accepted that they were duped by the accused when the police approached them.

Lokendra Kumar, one of the victims and a resident of Dabri, in his complaint said he had seen a website www.Reliancejiotower.Net on the internet which talked about installing a mobile tower, deputy commissioner of police (Dwarka) Anto Alphonse said.

After contacting the mobile number given on the website and filling the form for tower installation, he received a mail containing the “approval letter” for tower installation, police said.

The trio then demanded Rs 14,413 in the name of security money from Lokendra, who deposited the amount in the account number of Andhra Bank provided by them, the DCP said.

After depositing the amount, Lokendra received a message from his bank, which said the money was transferred to the bank account of Arjun Prasad. Lokendra became suspicious and asked the trio to return his money, which they refused. During investigation, cyber cell of the Delhi police obtained the registration details, IP logins and mode of payment of the alleged website and analysed them.

Based on a tip-off, the officials raided different areas in Manesar and Faridabad and the three accused were arrested, the DCP said. .

Meanwhile, two men, including a law student, were arrested for allegedly robbing people at knife point on the pretext of offering lift, police said on Wednesday. The accused were identified as Ashish Pandey and Parvesh, residents of Tagore Garden, they said.

Tags: andhra bank, mobile towers