Delhi: Man arrested for duping people for oxygen cylinders, Remdesivir
A 24-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday from Faridabad for allegedly duping people on the pretext of providing oxygen cylinders and Remdesivir injections, police said. The accused, identified as Rohit Kumar, is a resident of Faridabad and a native of Ranchi in Jharkhand. Police received a complaint of cheating, following which they traced a bank account in which suspicious transactions were being done.
Two more bank accounts for illegal transactions were found
The account belonged to a man named Mohammad Riyaz, a resident of Bapu Park in south Delhi, a senior police officer said. Later, it was revealed that two more bank accounts were being run in the name of Rohit and Shahansah in the same bank with the same addresses to carry out illegal transactions, he said.
Police reached Ismailpur to arrest the two accused
On the basis of technical analysis, it was found that a man named, Sarvesh was in touch with these persons. During the search of Sarvesh and Riyaz, police reached Ismailpur in Faridabad and arrested Kumar on Tuesday, police said. During interrogation, he disclosed that with the help of Sarvesh, he had opened five accounts in different banks.
Investigation is underway to arrest other accused persons
He also disclosed that they opened different bank accounts to carry out illegal transactions and dupe people. He opened these accounts on the basis of his Bapu Park, Kotla address ID, they said. An investigation is underway to arrest other accused persons and the total cheated amount is yet to be ascertained, police added.
Many COVID-19 patients are falling prey to cyber fraud
Notably, the Delhi Police on Monday said it has been receiving numerous complaints about COVID-19 patients falling prey to cybercriminals, and eight FIRs have been registered in this connection at CyPAD and different police stations. Police said in the statement that they have urged the citizens to call on the COVID-19 helpline number 011-23469900 to report the incidents.