Pune, 28th February 2023: An animation artist was arrested by Delhi Police on charges of cheating businessmen on the IndiaMART platform. The accused, who hails from Pune, has allegedly duped several businessmen of lakhs of rupees by offering to create animated videos for their businesses and then disappearing with the money.
The police received multiple complaints from businessmen who had transferred money to the accused for his services but never received the promised videos. The accused had created a fake identity on IndiaMART and would approach potential clients with attractive offers. He would then ask for an advance payment and promise to deliver the videos within the stipulated time.
The accused was finally caught by the police after a businessman in Delhi filed a complaint against him. The police tracked down the accused to his hideout in Pune and arrested him. The accused has confessed to his crimes and has been charged under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The police have advised people to file complaints with the police immediately if they suspect any fraud.