“Dazzling Divas” has duped people before with an event, which was to happen on February 27 at Crown Plaza Hotel in Rohini.
New Delhi: The Delhi police has busted a fake company, “Dazzling Divas”, which used to cheat jewellery traders, convincing them to take part in exhibitions in various prominent hotels across Delhi.
The crime came to light after a 50-year-old woman, a costume jewellery trader and a resident of South Delhi’s Green Park, approached the police claiming that a youth had cheated her in lieu of providing space at a luxury exhibition at Ashoka Hotel.
According to the police, the businesswoman had received a call on March 5 from an unknown woman, claiming to be Maya Mehra, about an exhibition titled “Dazzling Divas” to be held on April 10 at Ashoka Hotel. Just like all the other exhibitions, the said woman sent the complainant various documents, making it all sound authentic.
On March 6, a man, identified as Rahul Singh (29), met the complainant and collected Rs 12,000 as “exhibition fees.” Initially, he did not provide any receipt, but when the woman demanded, he produced a letterhead with a fake TIN and PAN number.
Later, the complainant and her friend, found that no such event was being held at Ashoka Hotel on the said date. They then convinced the accused, Rahul Singh, to come to their house again, offering him to pay Rs 8,000. However, when he came to their house on Saturday (March 18), he was surrounded and caught red-handed by the complainant and the police. The accused is a resident of Uttam Nagar.
“Dazzling Divas” has duped people before with an event, which was to happen on February 27 at Crown Plaza Hotel in Rohini. However, the event did not take place and the accused did not return the money.
“We have filed a case against him under Section 420 of IPC and have sent him to the judiciary custody. We are investigating the matter and trying to find out whether other people were involved with him or not or if it is a syndicate,” said a police official on conditions of anonymity.