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Published 23:21 IST, April 24th 2024

Delhi Police Arrests Cyber Frauds Impersonating as RTO Officials

South Delhi's Cyber Police team arrested 2 men, who allegedly impersonated as RTO officials and duped people on the pretext of providing duplicate NOC.

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New Delhi: The Cyber Police team of South District has managed to arrest two men, who allegedly impersonated as Regional Transport Office (RTO) officials and duped a person of Rs 50,000 on the pretext of providing duplicate No Objection Certificate (NOC) of his vehicle. A senior police official on Wednesday stated that the arrested accused have been identified as Ajay Mishra and Sarvesh Kumar Sharma.

According to police, a person reported at South Cyber police station that on April 11, he sent a request to the RTO, Sarai Kale Khan, requesting to issue duplicate NOC of his vehicle.

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"Subsequently on April 15, he received a call from an unknown person who impersonated as a working clerk in RTO at Janakpuri and told him that he can help him," Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Ankit Chauhan said.

The officer further said the accused duped Rs 7,500 from him as NOC cancellation fees. After some time, the complainant received another call from another person who impersonated as RTO inspector and defrauded the complainant of Rs 43,300 on the pretext of issuing a duplicate NOC.

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"After taking the money none of them answered the calls of the complainant. An FIR was registered and further investigation was launched," said the DCP.

Police said they checked the bank account of the accused. The police team got to know that the numbers used by the fraudsters were being used in Lucknow and identified one person.

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"A raid was conducted at Lucknow and Ajay Mishra was arrested along with Sarvesh Kumar Sharma. During interrogation, the two accused disclosed that they both were jobless. They said they discussed it with co-accused Sumit Mehra who is a friend of Sharma and brother-in-law of Mishra. They planned to dupe innocent people by impersonating themselves as RTO agents," said the DCP.

He said they created a profile on a website in the name of the RTO office to cheat people. Efforts are being made to nab Mishra.
 

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23:21 IST, April 24th 2024