NEW DELHI: Delhi Police Crime Branch has arrested half a dozen of people including a woman for allegedly duping buyers on the pretext of selling Bitcoin. According to the police, eight mobile phones, numerous SIM cards and jewellery items have been recovered along with lakhs of rupees in cash. Gang leader Aditya Rajput is a law graduate from Dehradun.
“The complainant uploaded his information on a local website ‘localbitcoins.com’, he received a call from a Bitcoin dealer Karishma Rajput, her real name is Karishma Rajput. The complainant showed his interest to buy Bitcoin which was then available at the rate of 72,000 rupees per Bitcoin. He wanted to make the payments through Zebpay.com but Karishma Rajput lured him to deal in cash,” DCP Crime Branch Rajesh Deo said. Delhi police said that she along with his associates called the complainant at a mall situated in East Delhi and after confirming the identity of the complainant they abducted him and took them to a flat in Ghaziabad, where he was robbed of Rs 36 lakhs.
“This module used to contact interested party through phone calls and Facebook messages and convinced the buyers to deal in cash for buying the Bitcoin. Once, they convinced the buyer and called them to the designated place, the other gang members would came into action, namely Karamvir, Kunal , Kuldeep who armed with weapons would Amandeep, Sandeep and devender would then rob the victim,” Deo added. Cops are claiming that 6 others victims have been identified and soon Delhi police will call them for their statement.