The Gautam Budh Nagar police arrested 4 males on Wednesday for allegedly duping 9 people of greater than ₹7 lakh by impersonating property brokers and property homeowners.
The suspects would goal people who had been trying for leases on web sites facilitating the sale and buy of properties, officers stated. The suspects, Amitesh Mishra, Anil Chauhan, Mrityunjay Choubey and Pushpendra Singh, have duped 9 people between January 12 and February 1, stated police. Amitesh Mishra used to work as a property supplier in Noida, stated law enforcement officials.
Cops stated the gang was busted in reference to a grievance that was submitted at Sector 39 Police Station by a Noida resident on January 30, who stated that he was duped of ₹79,000 by the suspects.
“The complainant was trying for a property to lease on-line when he acquired in contact with the suspects via a contact quantity put up on a property sale/lease/buy web site. He was proven a flat in Sector 46, Noida. When all formalities had been completed, the complainant was requested to pay advance lease and brokerage of ₹79,000. After paying the identical, when the complainant arrived on the property, he discovered that the flat belonged to another person, and he realised that he had been cheated by the people impersonating as homeowners and brokers of the flat,” stated Rajneesh Verma, assistant commissioner of police, Noida.
A primary data report was registered beneath sections of dishonest and forgery of the Indian Penal Code in opposition to 4 suspects.
“The suspects had been recognized based mostly on digital surveillance and handbook policing. A entice was laid and the 4 suspects had been arrested from Sector 46 on Wednesday morning,” stated Verma.
Throughout interrogation, the suspects revealed that they used to place up photos of unattended and vacant properties in Noida on the web site with their contact quantity for clients, stated law enforcement officials.
Explaining their modus operandi, Ashutosh Dwivedi, extra deputy commissioner of police (Noida), stated, “When a buyer checks the flat/business property, the suspects obtain a message on their telephone with the contact particulars of the client. After this, one of the suspects, Karan alias Amitesh Mishra, referred to as the client and schedules a go to to the property. Then, Pushpendra would present the flat to the client on the spot and in entrance of him, would speak on the telephone to 3rd suspect, Anil Chauhan, who could be posing as the property proprietor. Then, a pretend lease settlement is created and the client is requested to pay three to 6 months of advance lease. The cash is transferred to the checking account of the fourth suspect, Mrityunjay.”.
“This data was revealed from only one checking account whereas the main points of different financial institution accounts being utilized by the gang are additionally being checked. It’s estimated that they’ve cheated a number of different people,” stated Verma.
The police additionally recovered seven pretend Aadhaar playing cards and ₹4.20 lakh in money from the suspects, along with ATM playing cards and a passbook.
The suspects had been produced earlier than a courtroom and despatched to judicial custody on Wednesday.