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24-year-old arrested over e-wallet fraud from Lajpat Nagar

The accused Gaurav Sharma posed as a third-year BDS student at Safdarjung hospital when the police reached to arrest him

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Updated: Feb 27, 2018, 05:40 AM IST

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A 24-year old BSc student has been arrested for duping people by transferring money from their accounts to various e-wallets in south-east Delhi's Lajpat Nagar area. The accused Gaurav Sharma posed as a third-year BDS student at Safdarjung hospital when the police reached to arrest him.

"Gaurav Sharma, along with his brother Saurav Sharma who is an expert in online transactions, transferred the money just by acquiring the credit card number and the mobile number of the victim. Mobile phones, credit cards, debit cards, cheque books and various SIM cards have been recovered from them. Efforts are being made to trace Saurav who is absconding. So far, the accused had duped people to the tune of Rs 75 lakh," said Chinmoy Biswal, DCP South-East district.

The incident came to the fore after a woman approached the police on January 20. She informed that her account balance was deducted twice and the money was transferred to e-wallets on January 11.

The woman in her complaint also said that she had received a call during which the caller stated that he was calling from the corporate office of her bank in Mumbai, after which the money was deducted. A case was registered on February 13.

A team of cyber experts scanned various IP addresses and the transactions details of the accused and zeroed in on him. The police later raided his premises in Noida, where accused Gaurav was present. The police officers questioned him and on searching one of the laptops was found switched on. The bank account details of the accused showed as much as Rs 75 lakh was transferred to them.

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