The Delhi Police arrested two for allegedly duping a bank employee of nearly Rs 1 lakh on the pretext of investing in Bitcoin by claiming it would yield high returns.
The accused was identified as Jatin Kumar Dhall, a class XII graduate and Anshul Aroira a BCom graduate.
The police received a complaint from the wealth manager of a bank that an an unknown person messaged him through an Instagram ID and proposed that he invest money in Bitcoin. The complainant got trapped in the inducement and transferred Rs 90,000 through his bank account on the assurance that he would get Rs 2,50,000 in three hours.
The officials stated that when the complainant did not get the money, he asked the accused to return it, on which the accused asked him to invest more money and download a ‘crypto app’ for getting high returns. He gave him a link to install the app, but the complainant got suspicious and lodged a complaint.
While investigating the case, the money trail led police to the bank account of a jeweller in Rohini in which the swindled amount was credited. It was revealed that one transferred the amount against the purchase of jewellery.
A raid was conducted and Arora was arrested from Greater Noida. Police said he burnt his phone in a bid to destroy evidence. The phone has been sent to FSL. Both the accused used to operate the cheating racket, the DCP said.