New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Four persons have been arrested for cheating people on the pretext of winning lakhs of rupees in lucky draw or lottery or LIC bonus points, police said on Friday.
Mohd. Miraz Alam, 30, Shatrughan Ojha, 30, Mohd. Jamal, 34, and Anees, 25, were held on Thursday from Kotla Mubarakpur and Lajpat Nagar areas in south Delhi following a tip-off.
“Eleven fake voter ID cards, 13 PAN cards, 13 ATM cards, 17 cheque books, 15 passbooks, 14 mobile phones and six SIM cards have been seized from their possession,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Ishwar Singh said.
The officer said a police team has been sent to Mumbai along with the arrested persons to trace and arrest their accomplices Raju, Vicky and Sameer.
“Alam used to provide details of bank accounts of different people to Raju, who runs a call centre in Mumbai. Raju along with his associates called up people on their mobile phones and lured them with lucky draw or lottery wins or LIC bonus points,” said the officer.
Singh said the gang made gullible people deposit money in their bank account as service charge for the release of the supposed winning amount.
“They kept on asking their victims to deposit money on one or the other pretext till the latter became suspicious and stopped.”