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Six arrested for cheating people on pretext of 'felicitation'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A 27-year-old man was arrested with his three family members and two friends for allegedly doctors and eminent personalities on the pretext of felicitating them at "fake" events in 5 star hotels, police said.

According to police, Raj, who is the kingpin and also holds an M.Tech degree, wanted to earn quick money and for that, he involved his wife, father, and in his gang to dupe people.

The accused used to take Rs 15,000 to 50,000 from their targets through as fees for facilitation, and other expenses for organising the event

Apart from Ramendra Kumar, the arrested have been identified as his wife (27), father (47), (30) and two friends - Mohd. Sarfraj (28) and Mohd. Rizwanul Zama (28).

In a statement, DCP (South East Delhi) Chinmoy Biswal said that the gang was Jharkhand-based and planned to organise an event to cheat doctors in

Biswal said that the aim of the program was to felicitate doctors by a and other dignitaries.

"When the invited doctors reached a five-star hotel in Okhla to attend the function on October 7, they found that neither any nor any celebrity/dignitary had come to the hotel to felicitate them...25 doctors filed a joint complaint against the company and its Ramendra Kumar," the statement said.

During sustained interrogation, the accused revealed that they all are highly qualified having post graduate, graduate degrees.

"The accused disclosed that in order to earn quick money and to lead luxurious life, they all planned to cheat eminent personalities of various fields.

"The accused used to retrieve details of their targets from the internet and used to send them emails that the target has been shortlisted for award to be conferred to him or her for contribution in his or her field," it stated.

Police said the accused persons used to organise event in a 5 star hotel and send e-mails to their targets, inviting them to participate.

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First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 22:45 IST