March 16, 2019 10:39 PM

New Delhi (Face2News)

The team of District Cyber Cell of South-East District has arrested a notorious cheat namely Gautam Kashyap, 24 years R/o Burari, who used to cheat money from people on the pretext of job offer.

Chinmoybiswal, IPS, Dy. Commissioner Of police, South-East District,Delhi, said in October, 2018, complainant a 34 years old call centre employee reported at District Cyber Cell against a gang of cheats who fraudulently induced him to transfer money on the pretext of job offer. Complainant reported that in the year 2016, while he was working in a call centre, he enrolled for a job change in online job portals. Thereafter, he received a call from a person, representing himself from a leading online job portal .

Accused persons used to make calls to victim and asked him totransfer money as facilitation fees through Paytm. In the past 28 months,victim has been cheated of Rs 9.5 lakh by the accused persons. Accordingly, a case U/S 420/419/120B/34 IPC , PS New Friends Colony was registered and investigation was taken up.   

In view of gravity of the offence, a team of DistrictCyber Cell led Insp. Ram Sundar consisting of SI Sandeep Panwar, SI RakeshKumar, Ct. Vinod and Ct. Upendra was constituted under the supervision of Sh.Jagdish Yadav, ACP/Operations.

During investigation, it revealed that the cheated fundswere received by accused person in different Paytm wallets. Thereafter, thesaid money was transferred from Paytm wallet to Kotak Mahinda Bank account. Thepaytm wallet and the bank account at Kotak Mahindra Bank were registered on thename of one Gautam Kashyap r/o Sant Nagar, Burari. On 14.03.19, a raid wasconducted at Burari and alleged Gautam Kashyap was apprehended. 

During interrogation, alleged GautamKashyap denied any involvement in this cheating racket but once he wasconfronted with the bank a/c and Paytm details, he broke down. During sustainedinterrogation, accused Gautam Kashyap disclosed that he along with hisassociates Vaibhav Mishra, Amar Singh and Gagan Sharma used to run thissyndicate.

From 2013-16, accused Gautam Kashyapused to work in a call centre namely ‘Bright Your Career’ at Noida. The saidcall centre was owned by their associate Vaibhav Mishra and Amar Singh used towork at manager. During working in the call centre, accused persons had becomeexperts in pitch delivery while taking to their targets.

Modus Operandi

Accused Gautam further disclosed thatVaibhav Mishra used to provide them data of job aspirants who had registeredthemselves on and other job portals. Thereafter, accused Gautam andGagan Sharma used to call their target and represented themselves as SeniorConsultant of a firm and got transferred money in Paytm and bank accounts forproviding him job.

In the year 2018, victim stopped making payments and accusedAmar Singh suggested that they can take more money from victim by promising himto refund his entire amount and for that Amar Singh made some fake documents ofHDFC Life Insurance and Reserve Bank of India, which were sent to the victimand induced him to deposit more money.

Accused persons had made several calls to victim and on the pretext of joining fees, facilitation charges, refundablesecurity etc cheated 9.5 lakh rupees. On the instance of accused Gautam, his 0 2mobile phones in which Paytm wallets were activated were recovered and seized.

Accused Gautam Kashyap, 24 years R/o Burari has studied till class 10th. From 2013-2016, he worked ina call centre owned by Vaibhav Mishra and Amar Singh was manager in that call centre. Further investigation of the case is in progress and efforts are being made to arrestthe associates of the accused. 

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