5 arrested for duping over 500 people on pretext of providing benefits of lapsed insurance policy

One complainant, who works in a government hospital said he had one insurance policy of Rs 50 lakh some instalments of which were due.

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The Delhi police on Monday have arrested five men were arrested for allegedly duping more than 500 people on the pretext of providing them benefits of lapsed life insurance policies.

The accused have been identified as Aakash (25), a resident of Madhubani district in Bihar, Amit Kumar (32), a resident of Tilak Nagar, Rahul Kumar (32), a resident of Narela, Samir (30), a resident of Gulabi Bagh and Akhilesh (25), a resident of Wazirpur.

One complainant, who works in a government hospital said he had one insurance policy of Rs 50 lakh some instalments of which were due, they said.

Towards the end of 2021, he received a call where the caller introduced himself as Rahul Sharma from the insurance company. He further said the instalments of his life insurance policy were due and the complainant has to deposit Rs 1,84,049 otherwise all deposited money will be forfeited, a senior police officer said.

The victim transferred the money. Later, the accused further raised a demand of Rs one lakh. On suspicion, the complainant inquired from the insurance company and it revealed that no such Rahul Sharma was working there and no money transferred by him was deposited there, the officer said.

During investigation, a raid was conducted at Khayala and Amit and Rahul were nabbed. At their instance, other accused were also arrested, Deputy Commissioner of Police (central) Shweta Chauhan said.

It was revealed that Aakash was the mastermind. He, along with Vijay Chauhan, was running a fake call centre at Rajendra Place. They used to collect the data of lapsed insurance policies with the help of social media as well as some persons associated with the insurance sector, the DCP said.

They also created a fake e-mail ID to dupe people.

With the help of the other accused, he got different bank accounts opened on the basis of forged documents. The accused have been running a call centre for about three years and have cheated more than 500 people using the same modus operandi, police said.

A total of Rs. 9.15 lakh, 23 mobile phones, nine SIM cards, 10 debit cards, etc. were recovered from their possession, they added.

(With PTI inputs)

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