Man held for duping people using fake website

Man held for duping people using fake website

A man has been arrested for allegedly creating a fake government website and duping several people as part of a racket he used to run along with his wife, Delhi Police said on Sunday.

Tarun Gupta was arrested from Agra and Rs 8 lakh in cash seized from his possession, police said, adding that efforts are on to nab his wife and co-accused, Priyanka Rao, who is on the run.

According to police, an FIR was lodged by a Delhi based- businessman in which he claimed he was duped of Rs 9.72 lakh by some persons who sent him an email from an account belonging purportedly to the Ministry of Small Scale Industries.

The email invited him to participate in a national-level tender -- said to be on behalf of the Ministry of Skill Development -- which was published on a website.

After receiving the email, the businessman deposited Rs 9.72 lakh as earnest money in different bank accounts. Thereafter, however, the phone numbers, in the name of one Amrit Sabarwal and Tina Majumdar, mentioned in the documents were found switched off.

The businessman filed the FIR after he checked with the Ministry of Skill Development and was told that no such tender had been floated.

Police formed a team to nab the culprits which found that Amrit Sabarwal was the alias used by Gupta while Tina Majumdar was the fake name taken on by his wife.

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