Woman dupes Delhi traders of Rs 2.6 crore, held | Delhi News


NEW DELHI: Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) has arrested a 25-year-old woman for allegedly duping over a dozen Delhi traders of about Rs 2.6 crore by buying their goods and disappearing after giving post-dated cheques.
The woman, Ankita Mehta, and her husband were directors in a company named VPG stores, police said adding that the woman was also designated as the purchase manager of the company and negotiated deals with suppliers of different articles.
They took the supplies and paid through cheque. “Initially, they cleared some payments but when they were able to collect goods worth crores, they shut shop and absconded,” joint commissioner (EOW) OP Mishra said.
The cops are now looking for her husband, Abhishek, who has over a dozen cases against him and goes by several aliases. He is also wanted for extorting from a Mumbai businessman while he was lodged in Sangrur jail in Punjab.
Around a dozen victims had filed a complaint with the EOW last year after which an FIR was filed against the firm headquartered at Jasola Vihar.
“During investigation, it was confirmed that the directors of the accused company actively induced the complainant victims to supply goods, such as rice, dry fruits and edible oils, to the alleged company after issuing post-dated cheques,” joint CP Mishra said.
After receiving the goods worth crores of rupees, the alleged issued instructions to the bank to stop payment and sold the products in the market and misappropriated the funds, officials added.
“Thereafter, the accused persons removed themselves from the directorship of the company and inducted a peon and an office boy as directors,” Mishra added.
During interrogation, the woman revealed that after collecting the goods, they sold them at a discounted price to various businessmen engaged in the business of similar articles. After shutting their company, the accused had floated two new companies named VPG Homes Pvt Ltd and VPG Warehousing Pvt Ltd and inducted dummy directors.
The woman has been found involved in another case of fraud registered at the north Rohini police station.

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