Mumbai Police Arrest Two For Tricking People With Fake Hotel Reservations | Bombay News
Cyber police from the criminal branch caught Mumbai residents Akash Rupkumar Jadhav (21) and Avinash Rupkumar Jadhvani (26) at a hotel in Pune’s Viman Nagar district, an official said.
The fraud came to light when a woman approached police to complain that she had been the victim of a fraud of 72,000 rupees for booking a bungalow in Lonavala for a day, he said.
The complainant alleged that she paid 50 percent of the fee for booking two rooms for New Year’s celebrations, he said.
After receiving the sum, the accused stopped communicating with her, after which she contacted the owner of the bungalow in Lonavala, who was not aware of the case, the official said.
An investigation found that the duo had also deceived several people and that at least 12 offenses had been recorded against them at police stations in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Pimpri Chinchwad, Thane and Mira Bhayendar, he said. .
An offense under section 420 (cheating) and other relevant provisions of the IPC and the Information Technology Act has been recorded in this regard, the official added.