An engineering graduate and a student pursuing the same course reportedly duped e-commerce giant Flipkart of Rs 1.05 crores and 152 expensive smartphones by making false claims that they were delivered nothing but empty boxes.
Who are the accused ?
The two members – Rahul Meena (20), a B.Tech student in Gwalior and Dharamraj Meena (20), an engineering graduate from Jaipur were busted by the Rajasthan police for online fraudster.
A complaint was filed by Flipkart regarding the fraud while police started investigation and aresseted the two on Thursday. After being produced in a court, the duo was sent on a six-day police remand.
“The zonal manager of FlipKart, Manoj Chudhary had on 24 September complained that some persons had duped the company of Rs50 and 55 lakh and 152 expensive phones,” Sawai Singh Godara, Superintendent of Police (city) said.
How did they trick flipkart ?
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 from last one and a half years. The doubt aroused when officials of Flipkart noticed that two bank account numbers sent for refund were same, the SP informed.
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. More arrests in connection with the case are possible. Interrogation with the seven accused is underway, he added.