Gurugram man held for posing as pilot to befool over 30 women

The accused had created a fake profile on Instagram, which he used to befriend women

Gurugram man held for posing as pilot to befool over 30 women

Accused Hemant Sharma in police custody in Gurugram on Tuesday. Tribune Photo

Our Correspondent

Gurugram, August 3

Gurugram police have arrested a man for duping as many as 30 women by posing as a pilot and befriending them. The team of Cyber Crime Police Station, East, caught the accused from Sector 43 area on Tuesday. The police have recovered a debit card, mobile phone and two SIM cards which were used in the crime, said police.

The arrested accused has been identified as 25-year-old Hemant Sharma. He was produced in a city court today and sent into judicial custody, said police.

According to the police, a few days ago, a girl submitted a complaint that a person befriended her on Instagram posing as a pilot. He fraudulently transferred over Rs 1 lakh from her account to himself. An FIR was registered and the team of cybercrime police station led by SHO Inspector Bijendra Singh arrested the accused on Tuesday.

During interrogation, it was revealed that the accused had created a fake profile on Instagram and posed as a pilot.

“He had sent ‘follow’ requests on Instagram to about 150 young women. He especially used to befriend airline company's crew members and air hostesses by targeting them. To impress them, he describes himself as a pilot. After befriending them, he would ask them to transfer money online into his account and later blocked them. He had cheated more than 30 young women in this manner,” said Preet Pal Singh Sangwan, ACP, crime.

 

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