Matunga Police have arrested a 36-year-old man and web developer for cheating a person out of Rs 3.40 lakhs. The accused was arrested in Pune.
Police said the complainant Sadashiv Shetty (45) is a resident of Dadar in Mumbai.
Shetty wanted to open an e-bike agency. For this he searched on google for revolt bike company or any help to open an agency. He found a site called electricbikedealers.in and visited the site using his computer. “Shetty was asked to fill in the details on the site. He then received a call from an unknown number posing as an executive. The caller assured Shetty to help open an agency and told him took Rs 3.40 lakhs.
Matunga Police have registered a case under Sections 419, 420 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code and the relevant section of the Information Technology Act 2000.
The Matunga Police Cyber Cell team, including Police Sub-Inspector Rajabhau Garad, along with Constable Santosh Pawar amf Mangesh Jarad, opened the investigation and arrested the accused.
Police said the arrested accused was identified as Sugriv Ramgopal Yadav (36), a resident of Thergaon in Pune. Yadav is a web developer by profession.
After his arrest, the team seized a laptop computer, a hard drive, a modem, USB keys, ledgers and checkbooks. “We are further verifying who are all involved in the crime with him,” a police officer said.
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Posted: Monday, December 20, 2021, 11:06 PM IST