HYDERABAD: Two youngsters were apprehended by the Central zone team of commissioner’s Task Force for hoodwinking online portals Amazon and Flipkart.
The duo worked on the modus operandi of ordering electronic gadgets, replaced them with sand and returned the parcels on pretext of not having the amount required in their debit cards.
The accused duo, Yahiya Mohammad Ishque (19) and Mohammad Shahroz Ansari (24), are relatives and hail from Maharashtra. The duo has cheated the firms of luxurious mobile phones, camera costing over Rs 45,000 each. The Police also recovered a laptop and a stolen motorcycle from the duo.
Ishaque is a student of psychology at IGNOU, Jubilee Hills, and resident of Golconda and Mohammad Ansari is a BBA final year student at SJ Arts & Commerce College, Jawaharnagar, in Maharastra.
Deputy commissioner of police, Task Force, B Limba Reddy said the accused used to place orders online for electronic goods from the past four months. As per plan, when delivery boy delivered the order, they would replace the item with sand.
“After taking the parcel, the accused would go inside the house on pretext of bringing the debit card. He would then remove the seal of the parcel and replace the with sand. Later, they would return the parcel to delivery boy on the pretext of not having sufficient amount. They had stolen mobile phones, laptop, DVD player by duping Flipkart and Amazon.