An engineering graduate and a student pursuing the same course allegedly duped the e-commerce company Flipkart of Rs 1.05 crore and 152 expensive mobile phones by falsely claiming that they were delivered empty boxes.
Rajasthan Police today claimed to have busted the inter-state gang of online fraudsters with the arrest of its two members – Rahul Meena (20), a B.Tech student in Gwalior and Dharamraj Meena (20), an engineering graduate from Jaipur.
Flipkart had filed a complaint regarding the fraud following which police initiated investigation and arrested the duo yesterday. They were produced in a court that sent them on six-day police remand.
The zonal manager of Flipkart, Manoj Chudhary had on September 24 complained that some persons had duped the company of Rs 50 and 55 lakh and 152 expensive phones,” Sawai Singh Godara, Superintendent of Police (city) said.
According to the e-commerce website, Dharamraj and Rahul had been ordering expensive mobile sets with different names, IDs and addresses. Then, they used to get refund from the company by falsely claiming that they have received empty boxes.
“They were involved in duping the company for last one-and-a-half-year. The doubt arose when the company officials noticed that two bank account numbers sent for refund were same,” the SP said.
The two had been leading a flashy and expensive life and owned luxury vehicles, he added. Both are the residents of Beech Gawndi village in Madhya Pradesh.
Meanwhile, police have also arrested five other persons involved in purchase and resale of the mobile phones from the duo, Anil Joshi, SHO at Anantpura police station said.
More arrests in connection with the case are possible. Interrogation with the seven accused is underway, he added. A similar case took place took place earlier this year when a Flipkart delivery boy duped the replacing the genuine iPhone with fake ones in Chennai. He placed the order for iPhones with addresses that fell under his operating area. Once the iPhone was shipped to the address, he replaced it with fake ones and returned it stating that the customer was unsatisfied with the product. He was finally arrested after the warehouse owner lodged a police complain against him.
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