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Entrepreneur held on charge of cheating several firms

 Karnataka : Bengaluru : 27/10/2017   Orindrila Das Gupta accused in cheating case

Karnataka : Bengaluru : 27/10/2017 Orindrila Das Gupta accused in cheating case

The cyber crime police on Friday arrested a 29-year-old entrepreneur for allegedly duping firms of several lakhs of rupees across the country.

The accused, Oindrila Dasgupta, cheated as many as eight people in the city in the last seven months, and also conned several others across the country, said the police who received four complaints against her since this March.

One of the complainants, Ashok Kinha, who runs an investment firm, approached the Whitefield police alleging that Oindrila contacted him early this year claiming to be an owner of a start-up who had sold her company for ₹36 crore and wanted to invest ₹20 crore in his business venture.

Mr. Kinha readily agreed to the proposal for which the accused issued post-dated cheque for ₹4.3 crore as an initial investment. He told the police that she sought financial help of ₹58 lakh from him for emergency medical expenses to pay for her husband’s cancer treatment.

The police later learnt that her husband, Shayak Sen, did not have cancer. He, too, has lodged a complaint with the police against her for allegedly misusing his bank accounts.

Mr. Kinha gave her a cheque which was encashed. It was only when the cheque for ₹4.3 crore bounced that he realised he had been conned, according to the police.

In another case, she allegedly duped Kantharaju, 52, an employee of a travel agency at Ulsoor in June this year by purchasing domestic flight tickets for which she did not settle the account.

According to the travel agency employee, Oindrila sought eight flight tickets to Delhi saying that a family member had passed away. He issued the tickets to her at a cost of ₹1.45 lakh. “She showed him fake transaction details of the money transfer and left Bengaluru,” said the police.

Mr. Kanthraju in his complaint, said he tracked her down to her apartment at Byrasandra only to be told that she had vacated the house.

Another complainant, Tia Raina, a private firm employee, told the police that Oindrila borrowed ₹64,000 from her in April.

Oindrila was arrested in Delhi in another case, after which the cyber crime police arrested her for frauds she had allegedly committed in Bengaluru.


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