Delhi: AIIMS doctor allegedly cheated by Movers and packers, two arrested
New Delhi: An AIIMS doctor recently fell victim to two men associated with bogus movers and packers firm, who sought over Rs 42000 for delivering his household goods from Delhi to Banaras.
The duo was, however, arrested and the goods were also recovered by the police soon on Thursday after the doctor filed a complaint.
Two accused Deepak Mahla (20) and Sachin (22), hailing from Haryana allegedly did not deliver the goods of the AIIMS doctor to his location despite getting the payment, Delhi Police said.
As per ANI report, the complainant Dr Chetan Sahni booked a Cargo for transportation of his household goods from AIIMS, New Delhi to Banaras through a carrier based in Ashok Vihar phase 3 in Gurugram, Haryana.
In his police complaint lodged on December 1, the doctor, who is a resident of Masjid Moth Campus, AIIMS, said that he booked Express India Packers and Movers based in Ashok Vihar, Gurgaon for transporting household goods from New Delhi to Banaras in Uttar Pradesh, a senior officer said.
He was quoted Rs 15,000 and paid Rs 12,000 in advance. As the items were not delivered on the scheduled date, he contacted the company but they kept making excuses, the officer said.
Till December 4, 2020, while the cargo did not reach the destination, the complainant contacted the accused persons. Later, they sent a bill of Rs 42,420 to the victim and asked him to deposit the money in a bank account or they would not deliver the items, police said.
"They sent him a bill of Rs 42,420 and started forcing him to pay in a bank account else his items will not be sent," police said.
Later, Sahni made a complaint at Hauz Khas police station and an FIR was registered.
During the investigation, raids were conducted at known addresses of the company, but they were found fake. It was revealed that the complainant got the contact details of the company from the internet and did not verify their authenticity before booking them, they said.
"Police analyzed the CCTV footage of the house of the complainant and identified the registration number of the truck. Later, the location of the accused was tracked... Police laid a trap and arrested them," Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Atul Kumar Thakur told PTI.