The Gautam Budh Nagar cybercrime police arrested three individuals on Tuesday for allegedly duping a retired government officer in Noida of ₹2.54 crore on the pretext of on-line buying and selling, police mentioned on Wednesday.
In response to police, the complainant, Anil Sharma, is a retired central government officialwho was lured into a foreign currency trading web site referred to as www.lexatrade.com.
“The fraudsters contacted him by means of video name and lured him into doubling his investments. To achieve Sharma’s belief, they initially returned ₹15 lakh to his checking account. Sharma then invested extra money, however he was unable to get any returns and he ended up dropping ₹2.54 crore,” Reeta Yadav, in cost of the Cyber Crime police station mentioned.
An FIR was registered in the matter on March 24 following a grievance by Sharma on the Cyber Crime police station.
The three suspects arrested on Tuesday have been recognized as Vijay Sharma (56), Hemant Singharia (30), and Tarun Kashyap (35). They’re residents of Delhi.
Nonetheless, in the course of the investigation, it was discovered that the financial institution accounts in which the defrauded cash was transferred have been accessed from Dubai by the primary suspect, who’s but to be recognized and arrested, they added.
“The police investigation discovered that the gang had taken some outlets in Delhi for hire and received faux corporations registered on the store addresses. They then opened financial institution accounts in the identify of the agency. When the GST quantity was investigated for every agency, 15 to twenty financial institution accounts have been discovered to have been opened. A complete of 150 corporations have been opened by the suspects in the final two years,” the officer mentioned.
She added that whereas Vijay was tasked with opening the financial institution accounts, Hemant used to offer the faux corporations for GST registration whereas Tarun was tasked with getting the corporations’ GST numbers.
“For each account Vijay created, he was supplied with ₹1 lakh by the primary suspect, who accessed these accounts from Dubai and is but to be recognized. Out of the ₹1 lakh offered to Vijay, he was tasked with distributing it with Hemant and Tarun,” added Yadav.
The suspects have been booked underneath expenses of dishonest, forgery and related sections of the IT Act.
“The suspects have been produced earlier than the courtroom on Tuesday and despatched to judicial custody. Additional investigation is underway,” mentioned the officer.