Law enforcement on Sunday arrested a person person just after Sanjaya Baru, previous media advisor to Ex-PM Manmohan Singh, filed a grievance towards an alleged online fraud of Rs 24,000 in Delhi.
Mr Baru was cheated right after he produced an on the net payment to a man who claimed to be a agent of a liquor store he found on line, the law enforcement said.
As for each the police, Mr Baru searched for dwelling shipping and delivery of liquor for the duration of the lockdown and uncovered a shop named La Cave Wines & Spritis.
As he dialled on the supplied variety, the human being on the other side demanded Rs 24,000 by using on-line transfer.
Even so, the person switched off his phone immediately after getting the payment.
Immediately after the complaint, the police tracked down the quantity and arrested the accused who is a cab driver.
The accused said that that his associates employed to obtain SIM cards with bogus names and addresses to get in touch with their targets.
They had been also working various financial institution accounts in numerous states.
In 5-10 minutes, the cash utilized to be diverted into the financial institution accounts/revenue wallets of distinctive states, and afterwards, into their very own accounts.
The acts of fraud were being done in a planned way to ensure that the law enforcement companies could not arrive at them, law enforcement stated.
A situation has been registered in the issue and probe is on.