The principle accused is but to be arrested, police mentioned. (Representational)

New Delhi:

A 28-year-old safety guard was arrested in reference to a case by which an engineer was duped of roughly Rs 28 lakh on the pretext of being given a job alternative, police mentioned on Wednesday.

The accused, Pinkesh Kumar, labored as a guard at a housing venture in Noida. Two years in the past, he got here in touch with an individual who requested him to offer his checking account particulars on a fee foundation, they mentioned.

On his insistence, Kumar opened accounts in several financial institution and later withdrew the cheated quantity from ATMs. He acquired 10 p.c as fee on the full withdrawal quantity, police mentioned.

A probe was initiated after a resident of Malviya Nagar, approached police saying she was duped by a person on the pretext of a job supply.

The lady is an engineer by occupation and was working as a deputy supervisor with a agency however was in search of one other job.

In line with her police criticism, within the first week of July this yr, she acquired a Voice over Web Protocol (VOIP) name from a web-based job portal. A person launched himself as Rahul and advised her that her CV was chosen by DLF Ltd. After a number of days, she acquired a VIOP name from an individual who pretended to be the HR of DLF and advised her that she was chosen for a senior managerial put up and provided a good-looking package deal.

He advised her to furnish a bond of Rs 28 lakh and requested her to deposit Rs 6.8 lakh at first. This manner, the person managed to get Rs 28 lakh deposited into completely different financial institution accounts.

Based mostly on her criticism, a case was registered and in the course of the course of investigation, checking account particulars of the beneficiary accounts and the alleged calling numbers had been traced, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Atul Kumar Thakur mentioned.

With the assistance of technical evaluation of Name Element Data and native sources, Kumar was apprehended from Parthala Khanjarpur village in Noida Sector 122, he mentioned.

Mr Kumar has not been discovered to be concerned in another crime, police mentioned, including the principle accused is but to be arrested.