Duo Posing as PMO Officials Held

Two persons have been arrested for allegedly posing as PMO officials and cheating two Central government employees.

Published: 08th October 2015 07:07 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th October 2015 07:07 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Two persons have been arrested for allegedly posing as PMO officials and cheating two Central government employees, police said today. The accused, identified as, Sandeep Kumar Gupta, 27, and Dilip Kumar, 36, used to make mobile calls to their targets and obtained the debit card and account details from them saying that it was required due to a new policy, Joint  Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Yadav said.

The matter came to light when two Central government employees approached police and told them that they received calls from a person posing himself to be an official from Prime Minister Office (PMO) and sought his debit card and account details citing some new policy.

As soon the complainant parted with their details, about Rs 32,000 was deducted in five transactions and an amount of Rs 13,000 was transferred from the account of the second complainant in two transactions, Yadav said.

Initial investigation was taken up by the local police, and later it was transferred to Crime Branch where a specialised team was formed for thorough investigation. A police team was sent to Giridih in Jharkhand to nab the accused, which arrested Sandeep Kumar on September 30, and on his instance, the other accused, Dilip Kumar was arrested later.

During interrogation, they revealed that Dilip Kumar used to make calls from his mobile after identifying their targets. Thereafter, he would transfer the amount in his account. The mobile phone used in the crime has also been recovered, said the officer.

The duo used to cheat people from far-flung places so that they could evade detection by investigating agencies. Further investigation is on to find out their other victims, added the officer.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp