3 arrested for defrauding people on OLX
Jaipur: The city’s Vidhyadhar Nagar police has arrested three members of a gang for defrauding people in the name of selling inexpensive mobile phones and investing money in counterfeit currency notes on OLX.
The accused men were identified as Pankaj Sharma, Krishna alias Chhotu and Sahil Khan. While Pankaj belongs to Jhunjhunu, Krishna and Sahil are residents of Vidhyadhar Nagar in Jaipur and Lalsot in Dausa. It has come up during preliminary investigation that the kingpins of the gang – Sooraj and Akash – used to deposit money - collected fraudulently - in Pankajs’ bank account through PayTM. Pankaj received commission from the gang. The gang members withdrew money from Pankaj’s bank account. The money was spent on parties.
The cops got suspicious after many victims of the gang approached the police and registered complaints. The gang defrauded people of Rs 30 lakh over the past two years, police officials said.
The kingpins of the gang – Sooraj and Akash – have already been arrested.
“One of the victims was Nikunj Gupta, a resident of Sriram Colony in Vidhyadhar Nagar. The gang took Rs 7 lakh from Nikunj in the name of investing the money in counterfeit currency notes,” said add DCP Dharmendra Sagar.
The gang was involved in defrauding many people on OLX.