A Delhi Police team posing as surveyors of a telecom company nabbed a 17-year-old in Jamtara in Jharkhand while looking for persons behind online frauds, a senior police officer said on Wednesday.
The Police was following the leads in a cheating case wherein a resident of Defence Colony was duped of money on the pretext of the updation of the KYC of his bank account.
“During investigation, details of beneficiary bank accounts and mobile phone numbers were obtained. A technical analysis revealed that the cons hailed from Jamtara district. Our team then visited Jharkhand,” DCP (South Delhi) Atul Thakur said.
“On Tuesday, a juvenile of Jheruwa village, who is a Class 10 student, was apprehended on the basis of technical evidence and beneficiary account number. A mobile phone used to call the victims and make online banking transactions and an ATM card were seized from him.”
The officer said that the accused was presented before a Juvenile Justice Board in Jamtara and his guardian was bound down to present him before Delhi JJB within 10 days.
Police said that the accused came in contact with other local boys who were involved in telecalling and banking frauds. In order to earn easy money, the juvenile too began to make fraud calls to cheat gullible people. Till now, he has duped 5-6 persons in different states, the DCP said.