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Ghaziabad : Tension prevailed in Ghaziabad after public and police clashed over arrest of a Delhi Police constable along with others.

Balraj Singh, a Delhi Police constable, was named in an FIR for taking out a victory procession of a Block Development Committee (BDC) despite it being disallowed.

The incident occurred in Tila Mor area, Sahibabad, in Ghaziabad.

According to police, on Sunday during Block Development Committee (BDC) members election, the supporters of winning candidate Shakuntala took out a procession in the Nistauli village of Sahibabad.

Police said the rival group informed them over violation of rules. When police intervened to stop the procession, Shankuntala’s drunk supporters confronted with them.

“So he has been booked under section 323, 452, 427, 504, 506, 147, 148 and some other sections of IPC. His crime is grave. It is peace in the area now,” he added.

Balraj Singh was among them along with Pradeep, Ranvir and a relative of Balraj, who had come to meet him.

Though police receded from the clash at that time, on Wedenesday when Balraj was going to resume his duty in Delhi, he was nabbed by the Tila Mor police post, Sahibad.

As villagers learned about his detention, they rushed to the police post and tried to forcibly release him.

The post in-charge Radhey Shyam and constables sustained injuries in the clash with the villagers.

Soon police force from the other police station rushed in and tried to calm down the agitated crowd. But a clash occurred during which the protesters used stones and damaged public property.

Police initially used mild force but when a huge crowd reached the police post, it opened fire. Two rounds of fire were used to disperse the mob. Later, all the three named culprits named in the old FIR were arrested.

“Balraj Singh who works with Delhi police has a criminal past. He was fully involved in the village politics. Being in the force he should have cooperated the investigation officer but he instigated violence,” said Superintendent of Police, City, Ajay Pal.

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Con man in Delhi Duped Amazon for over Rs. 50 Lakh; Arrested by Delhi Police for Fraud

Shivam, a resident of north-west Delhi’s Tri Nagar, holds a degree in hotel management. However, he chose to use all his management skills to con the commercial giant, Amazon

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New Delhi, October 11, 2017 : Leading e-commerce portal Amazon was taken for a ride by a 21-year-old youth who is said to have duped the company for over 50 lakh.

As per the police, the accused, identified as Shivam Chopra, bought over 166 expensive mobile phones via the online e-commerce store Amazon and consequently demanded refunds claiming he had received an empty box.

Shivam, a resident of north-west Delhi’s Tri Nagar, holds a degree in hotel management. However, he chose to use all his management skills to con the commercial giant, Amazon.

A complaint registered this year on behalf of Amazon Seller Services Private Limited first raised eyebrows in June when it was revealed that refunds had been claimed for as many as 166 mobile phones that had been ordered between April and May, on the claims that the delivery packages were empty. Suspicion gathered momentum when it was further revealed that payments for all these 166 mobiles were made through gift cards.

Allegedly, Shivam would use different customer accounts (reports suggest he used 48 different accounts) to place orders of expensive phones on Amazon and would provide the portal with a false address. He would then speak with the delivery associate and collect his order at a mutually decided place within the locality. Consequently, Shivam would then place complaints with Amazon, claiming that he had received an empty package and would demand a refund.

Subsequently, refunds were initiated in the form on gift cards.

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Following an enquiry, a case was registered with the Delhi Police in August.

The accused was then identified with the help of Amazon’s delivery persons, and the locals and by tracing the multiple numbers that were used to place the orders and Shivam was arrested on October 6.

According to the police, Shivam allegedly also purchased 150 pre-activated SIM cards to place the orders from different numbers. His accomplice in the con, Sachin Jain, has also been arrested, who helped provide him the SIM cards.

As per a report by PTI, upon investigation, the Delhi Police recovered 19 mobile phones from Shivam’s house. It was revealed that he had sold all other devices to buyers in the notorious Gaffar Market, or on the online marketplace OLX. The police also recovered Rs 12 lakh in cash, 40 bank passbooks and cheques from his house.

An Amazon India spokesperson later thanks ed the Delhi police for their services in an official statement and added, “We continue to work closely with the Delhi Police and thank them for all their efforts in the investigation.”

An ordinary guy who duped an e-commerce website and claimed refunds running into lakhs of rupees – the case is not a first of its kind. Previously, con-men had been arrested for duping rival e-commerce website FlipKart. However, what is peculiar is how no action has been taken to keep such frauds at bay and these cases continue to suffer.


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