Placing an online order for second hand bike cost dearly for a software techie who was duped to the tune of Rs 1.20 lakh by online fraudsters.
A case has been registered with Chatuhshrungi police station by Manne Ravi Laxminarayan (37), a resident of Row House garden in Hadapsar. The complaint has been lodged against Raybon Rajkumar Nayyar (19) from Vashi, Kher Amika Peter (28) from Navi Mumbai and Ben Naiwachow (32) from Kharghar in New Mumbai. All are booked under the relevant sections of Indian Penal Code of cheating, forgery and an act done by them with common intention.
Subhash Nikam, Inspector (Crime) of Chaturshrungi police station said, “Complainant Laxminarayan is a techie by professional and wanted to purchase super bikes. On April 7, he was surfing on the internet and came across a deal of high end super bike. The cost of the bike was mentioned Rs5 lakh and it was being sold at Rs2 lakh. In the month of May, he showed interest of purchasing the bike and the deal was finalised at Rs 1.50 lakh.”
He added, “The advertiser claimed that the bike be sent only after he clears all the documents and for that he would have to pay shipping charges. Complainant deposited Rs1.20 in a bank account given by the advertiser. While the remaining amount would be paid after he gets the bike. Complainant was promised that he will be getting the bike on June 4 by courier company at his doorstep. When complainant tried calling the advertiser to inquire about the bike for delay in delivery of bike he noticed the calls were barred and when he even check online portal he found the advertise of the bike was missing.”
Nikam said, “The named persons have been zeroed down by Mumbai police and two of them are Nigerians. After Mumbai police is done with their investigation we will arrest the gang.”