Duped people on OLX, wanted in cases in Mumbai, Haryana.
New Delhi: A dream to surpass Natwarlal and with a penchant for stealing high-end cars, a 26-year-old conman from Delhi is now cooling his heels in jail after he was arrested for duping people on an e-commerce portal on the pretext of renting their SUVs to embassies and then “selling” the same by preparing forged documents.
Dabas is wanted in cheating cases in Mumbai, Haryana, and Delhi. Non-bailable warrants had been issued against him in connection with a cheating case registered in Gurgaon in 2012. The accused ran out of luck when on June 9 Vijender Kumar Tyagi approached the police and complained that a man stole his car whom he had met through OLX.
It all began when Mr Tyagi posted an advertisement on OLX to sell his Toyota Fortuner. He was contacted by Dabas on the e-commerce portal. The accused convinced Mr Tyagi against selling his car saying that it could be rented out at lucrative rates. He agreed to it in hopes of higher returns.
As discussed, Mr Tyagi took his car to Dabas. He was asked to leave the vehicle so it could be serviced. However, Dabas went incommunicado and later sold the car to one Taiyab by posing as the owner. He sold the car for Rs 2 lakh but didn’t hand over the vehicle.
The accused changed his mobile phone and SIM cards frequently to escape arrest. On the basis of a tip-off, he was arrested from a hotel in South Delhi’s Vasant Kunj on June 26, said Nand Kishore Meena, the additional deputy commissioner of police (East).
During interrogation Dabas told the police that his friend Akshay and he used to dupe people on OLX by alluring them on the pretext of renting their expensive cars to embassies.