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2 arrested for duping man from Punjab

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Two men, accused of defrauding a man from of Rs 8 lakh using made-up policies as bait, have been arrested here, police said Saturday.

The accused were identified as Ankit Kumar, 24, resident of in Uttam Nagar and Rahul Bansal, 24, resident of Gandhi Nagar, they said.

According to his police complaint, resident started receiving calls in October 2015 from different mobile numbers where the callers claimed to be phoning from the customer relations department of his company in

The callers "apprised" Khurana of the amount of claim he had on his investments in policies, said Ajit Singla, of police (crime).

They told Khurana that he can claim Rs 3,56,250 for the year 2011 to 2015. Later they told Khurana that he would get Rs 23,000,000 for his life time investment, if he deposited a total of Rs 8,86,000 in seven different bank accounts, Singla added.

During investigation, it was found that five out of the seven accounts, where money was deposited, were opened on forged identity proofs, police said.

The mobile numbers of the callers were also registered on fake IDs. Following one of the cash trails, the police zeroed-in on Bansal and Kumar as the accused. In the transaction, Rs 40,000 was paid by Khurana which was was later transferred to the of and then Bansal transferred Rs 12,000 to Ankit Kumar, Singla said.

Later, a Crime Branch team was formed after the case was registered. After 10 months, Kumar was arrested from Uttam Nagar on Tuesday and Bansal on Thursday, Singla added.

Nine mobile phones, eleven SIM cards and two Laptops were recovered from their possession, Singla said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 21:50 IST