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KINGPIN HELD FOR CHEATING THROUGH FAKE E-COMMERCEPORTAL

July 06, 2019 11:18 PM

New Delhi (Face2News)

Theteam of PS Kalkaji, South-East District has busted a gang of cheats, whoused to cheat innocentpeople on the pretext of lucky draw on online shopping and arrested the kingpinof the gang namely DeepakNegi, 27 years S/o GurbirSingh r/o Sangam Vihar, Delhi.

In the month of May, 2019, a complaint of a ladyAssistant Professor teaching in a University at Bhubnaneswar (Odisha) againstan e-commerce company namely “Key4kart.com” having registered office at Kalkajiwas received at PS Kalkaji. Complainant alleged that in April,2018 she receiveda call from the said shopping company and induced the complainant to shop fromtheir shopping platform. Thereafter, victim purchased clothes for Rs. 1299/-from online shopping. When the complainant received the product, she found itsub-standard & fake.

Thereafter, complainant received a confirmation mail within24 hrs from the alleged company and was congratulated for winning a RoyalEnfield motorcycle in a lucky draw/contest. She was asked to submit somepercentage of the prize value alongwith her photo, Aadhar ID. The complainanttransferred through JD PayU (20250/- on 6th April, 31100/- on 9th April,10000/- on 23rd April, 2018) by net banking through bank account. The allegedcompany cheated the complainant for amount of Rs. 62,649/- and no prize as promised was sent to thevictim.

In an another incident, a similar complaint was receivedby the police station Kalkaji, where the complainant R/o Gujrat also alleged that he had received a call inthe month of April, 2018 from key4kart.com company. Thereafter, the allegedcompany on the pretext of winning a car and for registration, insurance, GST,Bank link, TDS etc purpose duped Rs. 5.84 lakhs from the victim. Accordingly, a case vide FIR no. 321/19, U/S420 IPC, PS Kalkaji was registered against the alleged company andinvestigation was taken up. 

In order to nabthe culprits, a team led by SHO/Insp. Atul Kumar consisting of Insp. SarveshKumar, SI Rakesh Sharma, ASI Jitender & Ct Baldev Rathi was constitutedunder the supervision of Sh. Govind Sharma, ACP/Kalkaji. 

Chinmoy Biswal,  IPS, Dy. Commissioner Ofpolice, South-Eastdistrict,Delhi, said during investigation of the case, as per the detailsof the alleged company obtained from its website, raid was conducted at the officeof e-commerce company at E-Block Kalkaji but in vain, as the alleged companyhad already left the said premise and shifted its office at an unknownlocation. 

Thereafter, bank account statement of the complainantwas obtained. On examination of the account statement, it revealed that thecheated amount was transferred in the account of the alleged company by netbanking through JD pay wallet using PayU as gateway. Thereafter, police teamsought details from the payment gateway company i.e PayU and JD Pay. Thecompanies gave the details of the beneficiary as Devdee Enterprises having accounts in ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank andYes Bank. Further, the bank statements of the alleged company were sought fromthe above mentioned banks. The alleged company was owned by one Deepak Negi.

During further investigation,it revealed that the office of the company at the address as per the bank recordswas also shut down. Police team analyzed the data collected from the variousagencies and door to door survey was conducted to gather clue about the allegedcompany. The pain staking efforts of the team paid off and on 01.07.19, policeteam apprehended accused Deepak Negi from B-Block, Kalkaji where he was runninghis office in the name of another company. 

During sustained interrogation,accused Deepak Negi disclosed that he alongwith his four associates formed the allegedcompany. Accused further disclosed that they used to formulate e-commercecompanies and dupe people in the name of contest/lucky draw. The gang was operating from several years andtill date and were cheating people. The group kept on changing thelocations and registering new companies at various addresses by takingproperties on rent. The accused further told that the accountsin the name of M/s Devdee Enterprises were being used for collecting thecheated amount through fraudulent means with the help of internet and he usedto withdraw the cheated amount through ATM or by bearer cheques to give theamount to his above stated partners.

Allured by High-End Gifts 

Accusedpersons used to defraud innocent victims from all over the country. They usedto hire and train undergraduateboys and girls for making outbound calls to their targets and alluring them for shopping fromtheir website (www.key4kart.com). Thereafter, alleged company used to chargemoney from the innocent victims on the pretext of courier, insurance, prizemoney tax, KYC documents, security and various other charges. Innocent victimwere lured by high-end gifts. Since the value of gifts would be higher than theamount being charged, victims end up paying to the company. Accused personsused to get the money transferred through various e-wallets and on perusal ofthe bank record, more than 1.5 crore rupees were collected in the past 01 yearby the accused company. Once the paymentwas done, no gift was sent to the victims.

Mobile Numbers on Fake IDs 

Itwas noted that accused persons used to use only feature phones of small value and the mobile SIM cards were taken on fakeIDs. The accused persons used to dump the mobile SIM and the mobile instrumentas soon as any complaint was registered.

Recovery: 2 laptops, 10 Desktops, Cheque Books 

Accused Deepak Negi, 27 years is a native of Tehri, Uttrakhandand was staying at Sangam Vihar, Delhi. He has studied till class 12thand he used to work as a bar tender at a restaurant. Thereafter, in order toearn quick money, accused Deepak alongwith his associates formed fake companiesand started cheating people. 

Further investigation of the case is under progressand efforts and raids are being made to arrest the associates of the accused torecover the cheated amount.

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