Delhi Police has busted a gang running a fake transport company impersonating a leading packers and movers firm and arrested four persons who allegedly duped several customers on the pretext of providing low-cost services, police said today.
Amit Kumar, 28, the alleged mastermind of the gang was held along with Vinod Kumar, 30, Deepak, 25, and Shekhar Jawala, 25, following a raid at Basai in Gurgaon, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime branch) Ravindra Yadav said.
Huge quantity of undelivered goods including 150 cartons of household items belonging to a Korean national and a Royal Enfield motorcycle were recovered from the accused. A truck for carrying goods was also seized from their godown, he said.
The gang used to lure customers offering low rates and then withhold the items unless they pay an inflated bill in the name of various taxes, said the officer.
A complaint was received by the Crime Branch from Sandhya, a representative of the Aggarwal Packers and Movers regarding the fraud with customers in the garb of her company's name.
The accused were contacted by her company officials to transport goods and two cars from a flat in South Extension to Bengaluru. Later, Deepak collected an advance amount of Rs 11,000 from them but no one turned up to collect the goods at the given address on the stated date of July 14.
Following this, a case was registered at the Crime Branch.
The accused said the gang was also operating a website impersonating the name of the complainant's company.
Amit told investigators that he had taken over the illegal business from one Pune-based man Rajesh Bhambu who is absconding.