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Got a call for policy renewal and got cheated of 2.67 crores

Noida: In Noida, Uttar Pradesh, the police have arrested two accused after about five years. It is alleged that in the year 2018, both had cheated a 79-year-old man of Rs 2.67 crore in the name of renewing the insurance policy. The accused were absconding since then. It is reported that the case was registered in the year 2020.

Retired from a big private company in 2005

Noida’s Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Ashutosh Dwivedi said that many police teams were engaged in the disclosure of this case and in search of the accused for the last three years. As per information, the 79-year-old man retired from a reputed private company in the year 2005.

Money sent from victim’s bank account to 14 accounts

In his complaint to the police, he said that in 2018 he received a call from an unknown person. He said that his insurance policy has lapsed. If he wants to keep his policy alive then pay some amount. The police officer said that after this, Rs 2.67 crore was sent from his account to 14 different bank accounts in two years.

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Police tracked the money transaction

After this, on the basis of the police complaint, a case was registered in the Sector-20 police station. Investigation revealed that the accused were talking to the victim through SIM cards issued on forged documents. After this the team started working on the track of money transactions. Eventually two of the accused have been arrested. The suspects were identified as Karunesh Dwivedi and Anil Sharma. Both are residents of Punjab.

There will be more arrests in the case

The police officer said that they have also identified five accomplices of the accused. Teams have been deployed to arrest them. Legal process has been initiated to freeze six bank accounts linked to the suspects. Police said that the money of the fraud has not been recovered so far.

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