Delhi Police has arrested a 38-year-old man for duping people on the pretext of transferring funds abroad, an official said on Friday.
The accused has been identified as Gurdeep Singh, a resident of Kolkata.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (south Delhi) Benita Mary Jaiker said a complaint was lodged by the director of a company that dealt in international advertising services.
The complainant stated that the company had scheduled a production shoot in a foreign country. His accountant had come in contact with a person who introduced himself as Lucky Narang for transferring $23,600 to a foreign country.
An office boy of the complainant handed over an amount of Rs 9,47,000 to Lucky Narang for transferring the same. But after receiving the amount, Lucky Narang did not transfer the money and also started avoiding their calls.
Accordingly, the police registered a case under Section 420 of the IPC and took up the investigation. During the course of investigation, the accused’s mobile number was put on surveillance and with the help of technical surveillance, the location was traced to Ramesh Nagar from where he was apprehended.
On questioning, Gurdeep Singh disclosed that he used to deal in foreign exchange but due to Covid-induced crisis, his business could not continue. Then, he started duping people on the pretext of transferring funds abroad. He further revealed that he also cheated a person of Rs 20 lakh, in Sector 3 in Rohini.