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Fake ‘Aggarwal packers and movers’ held

False representation:The gang used the name of M/s Aggarwal Packers & Movers Ltd. to get orders and overcharged on the pretext of a tax.Photo: Special Arrangement

False representation:The gang used the name of M/s Aggarwal Packers & Movers Ltd. to get orders and overcharged on the pretext of a tax.Photo: Special Arrangement  

The Delhi Police Crime Branch on Monday claimed to have busted a gang that duped people by the using the name of a major logistics company and then overcharging on the consignment obtained fraudulently.

It is alleged that the four arrested members of the gang used the name of M/s Aggarwal Packers & Movers Ltd. to get orders and later overcharged on the pretext of a transportation tax, Octroi. Undelivered articles worth several lakhs were also purportedly seized during the raids, said Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Yadav.

The police received a complaint through which they learnt that the name of the company was being used to bag transportation orders.

As part of the probe, two officials of Aggarwal Aggarwal Packers & Movers posed as customers for the impostors, who went by the name Aggarwal Goods Packers & Movers.

“The word ‘Goods’ is hardly visible on a red strip used in the logo,” said Mr. Yadav.

Mr. Yadav said that initially Sandhya and Prabhat Gupta, senior officials of M/s Aggarwal Packers & Movers, contacted the gang members through one of the mobile numbers that popped up on Google, according to which they introduced themselves as Aggarwal Packers and Movers Ltd.

“Sandhya requested for transportation of household goods and two cars from Delhi to Bangalore. On July 11, one Deepak visited the pick-up address and posed as a surveyor of M/s Aggarwal Packers and Movers Ltd. The deal for packing and transportation of goods was fixed for Rs. 95,000. He demanded Rs. 11,000 as token money, which he was given. The date for packing and transportation was fixed for three days later,” said Mr. Yadav.

The follow-up procedure was similar to what the original company adheres to.

This included filling up a quotation letter and charging an advance.

“On the scheduled pick-up date, nobody from the said company turned up. The mobile number was found switched off. It was alleged that such non-existing entities have not only cheated Sandhya, but several other customers by false representation. The same day a raid was conducted in Gurgaon and the four accused persons, including the mastermind Amit Kumar, were arrested,” said Mr. Yadav.

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