Mumbai cyber cops arrest Delhi man for duping job seeker

An officer said the victim, who was looking for a job, had applied on a well known job portal.

| Mumbai | Published: April 28, 2016 2:15:01 am
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THE CYBER crime cell of the Mumbai Police arrested a Delhi-based man Wednesday for allegedly defrauding a city resident of Rs 94,000 on the pretext of giving him a job.

An officer said the victim, who was looking for a job, had applied on a well known job portal. After checking his details on the portal, accused Bhanupratap Singh ( 25) called him up claiming to be representing a company looking for people. Singh told the victim he would need to pay a fee before he could be called in for an interview. Over the past few weeks, the accused took a total of Rs 94,000 from the victim, said the police.

When the accused stopped responding, the victim realised he had been duped and then approached the cyber crime police station in Bandra Kurla Complex where an FIR was registered. Based on the probe, the police tracked down the accused to Delhi and placed him under formal arrest on Wednesday.

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