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Man arrested from Rajasthan for cheating nearly 5,000 people using fake website

The accused has been identified as Vishesh Jagir, a resident of Jhunjhunu district of the state.

Published: 27th May 2020 12:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th May 2020 12:04 AM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

NEW DELHI: A 27-year-old man has been arrested from Rajasthan for allegedly cheating around 5,000 people on the pretext of making and renewing voter ID cards through a website, police said here on Tuesday.

The accused has been identified as Vishesh Jagir, a resident of Jhunjhunu district of the state, they added.

"The IT department of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Delhi, informed police that a complaint was received on EC helpline, wherein the caller informed that he was cheated of Rs 500 by a website on the pretext of renewing his voter ID card," Deputy Commissioner of Police (CyPAD) Anyesh Roy said.

During investigation, the accused was arrested from Jhunjhunu, he said.

Interrogation revealed that the accused had been using the fake website for six to seven months and has cheated around 5,000 people of nearly Rs 25 lakh, the DCP said.

He is a B.Com graduate and a certified financial planner. The accused recently started another website to cheat people on the pretext of issuing new voter ID cards, the police said.

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