The accused have been identified as Gaurav and Pawan Kumar who live in the capital’s Johripur area. They were nabbed after one of their victims, Manak Lal Porwal, approached police.
In his complaint filed on September 7, the Madhya pradesh resident said he approached a Delhi-based company called ‘Shipra Group Service Provider’ following a newspaper ad that stated it was offering a job in Singapore.
“Porwal called the company and was asked to deposit his passport and other documents, along with a fee of Rs 6,500 and Rs 12,500 so that the currency can be exchanged and deposited in his company account. He was told he would leave for Singapore on July 5,” said B S Gurjar, DCP (east).
However, when Porwal reached Delhi, he found that the company’s office did not exist, police said. The agent who had arranged for his departure could also not be reached.
Following the victim’s complaint, a team was set up under Madhu Vihar ACP NS Minhas to nab the accused, police said.
“Several raids were conducted on the basis of information goven by Porwal. The two accused were traced after a month from Delhi. During interrogation, the duo confessed that they have cheated almost 20 poeple by promising them jobs abroad,” Gurjar said.
Police also said another co-accused, Kailash alias Buntoo, is still at large and efforts are on to nab him.