An engineering graduate and a student allegedly duped Flipkart of Rs 1.05 crore and 152 expensive mobile phones by falsely claiming that they were delivered empty boxes.
Rajasthan Police on Wednesday claimed to have busted the inter-state gang of online fraudsters with the arrest of its two members - Rahul Meena (20), a B.Tech student in Gwalior and Dharamraj Meena (20), an engineering graduate from Jaipur.
Flipkart had filed a complaint regarding the fraud following which police initiated investigation and arrested the duo yesterday. They were produced in a court that sent them on six-day police remand.
How did they do it?
According to the e-commerce website, Dharamraj and Rahul had been ordering expensive mobile sets with different names, IDs and addresses. Then, they used to get refund from the company by falsely claiming that they have received empty boxes.
"They were involved in duping the company for last one-and-a-half-year. The doubt arose when the company officials noticed that two bank account numbers sent for refund were same," the SP said.
The two had been leading a flashy and expensive life and owned luxury vehicles, he added. Both are the residents of Beech Gawndi village in Madhya Pradesh.
Meanwhile, police have also arrested five other persons involved in purchase and resale of the mobile phones from the duo, Anil Joshi, SHO at Anantpura police station said.