Rs 2.1 crore pan-India e-fraud: Gurpreet Singh arrested
Apart from Chandigarh police, Gurpreet is in the wanted list of Delhi Police, Ghaziabad Police, Ludhiana Police, Gujarat Police, Ratlam Police, Indore Police and Raipur Police. During preliminary investigations, the accused reportedly divulged the names of accomplices.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Alok Kumar said, “During preliminary investigations, he has revealed the names of two banks whose employees were involved with him in making fake drafts.”
Gurpreet would first surf the internet to identify copper and brass dealers in Gujarat, Ratlam, Indore and Raipur. After identifying his ‘prospects’ he would create an e-mail address and send them electronic messages saying that he wanted to buy some consignments which he wanted to be delivered at a particular address.
He would acquire the number of the truck driver who was bringing his consignment. Later he would call the driver and ask him to deliver the consignment somewhere in between. He would then wait at the designated spot with another truck ready to receive the consignment. He would then give a fake Demand Draft to the truck driver.
After accepting the consignment, he would destroy his mobile phone, SIM-card