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DELHI POLICE ARRESTED 'NATWAR LAL' DHAMIJA FROM MEERUT FOR CHEATING WOMEN THROUGH MATRIMONIAL AND DATING SITES.

August 18, 2019 08:32 AM

●ACCUSED GAURAV DHAMIJA,AGED 46 YEARS, MOSTLY TARGETED WIDOWED OR DIVORCED WOMEN●     PROJECTED HIS VIRTUALIDENTITY AS A HANDSOME, SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR EARNING 25-30 LAKHS PER ANNUM●OVER 20 VICTIMS IDENTIFIED.

New Delhi (Face2News)

Delhi Police Special Cell arrested Gaurav Dhamija (46) , a spare part dealer from Meerut  for cheating women through matrimonial and dating sites.

Anyesh Roy,DCP, Sprcial Cell, told media that a  complaint was received in the Cyber Crime Unit/CyPAD, Special Cell alleging that the complainant has been defrauded by a fraudster who allured her to deposit money after she showed interest in his very impressive profile on a matrimonial site. The fraudster,Gaurav Dhamija, trapped her through a volley of emotional tricks such as calling the victim ‘Mrs. Dhamija’ and promising to buy expensive gifts for her.

Once the victim was emotionally trapped, he started asking for money on various pretexts such as parents’ treatment, business investment, etc. The accused started with small sums and gradually escalated his demands. He kept asking formoney but always avoided coming forward in real life. Once emotionally trapped, the victims kept paying him due to escalation of their commitment. It was only when the fraudster’s act became too brazen that they started demanding their money back, only to be threatened with dire consequences.*Nihal Vihar, Delhi resident accused kept changing his location to evade arrest. His movements were tracked to Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and western UP. Finally, with the help of technical data and field inputs, the fraudster was arrested from Meerut.

Once the victim was emotionally trapped, he started asking for money on various pretexts such as parents’ treatment, business investment, etc. The accused started with small sums and gradually escalated his demands. He kept asking formoney but always avoided coming forward in real life. Once emotionally trapped, the victims kept paying him due to escalation of their commitment. It was only when the fraudster’s act became too brazen that they started demanding their money back, only to be threatened with dire consequences.

On the basis of the complaint, a case was registered and investigation was taken up. During the course of investigation, technical details, including the digital footprints were collected. The accused, who is a resident of Nihal Vihar, Delhi, kept changing his location to evade arrest. His movements were tracked to Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and western UP. Finally, with the help of technical data and field inputs, the fraudster was arrested from Meerut.

Police said,  team   consisting SI Dharmendra, SI Ajit, Ct Deepak, Ct went to western UP in search of the accused, where the accused person was finally apprehended in Meerut.  Mobile phones, multiple SIM cards, credit & debit cards used in the crime were recovered from his possession.

Accused Gaurav Dhamija , is a 10th class drop out. After trying a few things unsuccessfully, he started a business of supply of spare parts butincurred huge losses. He was married in the year 1999 but was soon divorced. Later, he started using Social media as a hunting ground.

During sustained interrogation, he disclosed that he used to target middle aged unmarried/widowed/divorced women on matrimonial sites/dating sites and after befriending them on the pretext of marriage, he used to take money from them. When they demanded the money back, he used to threaten them with dire consequences. It was also revealed that he also used to cheat some of these women by promising to get them jobs in schools, municipal bodies, etc. and usedto take huge sums from them. Names of more than 20 victims have been disclosed by the accused, who have been cheated by him. Victims are being identified and contacted to join the investigation.  Further investigation in the case isunder way. 

DELHI POLICE ADVISORY

It is easy for fraudsters and cheats to take fake and bogus identities on social media and other online platforms. While law enforcement agencies and online platforms work against such fraudsters, it is advised that common peoplealso apply due caution while interacting with someone whom they have only knownthrough online portals and forums such as social media, matrimonial sites,dating sites, instant messaging Apps, emails, etc. It is important that the identity of such virtual friends is verified through multiple means before engaging with them. Transfer of money and other actions such as sending privatedetails, etc. should be strictly avoided.

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