62-yr-old held for cheating export companies

New Delhi: With the arrest of a 62-year-old man, Delhi Police today claimed to have busted a gang which allegedly duped export companies here to the tune of around Rs 15 crore.

The accused, Deva Ambu Salvin is a native of Chennai. He is a graduate in science and was once in export business himself, a senior police official said.

According to police, Salvin had employed four persons and a chartered accountant to help him out. The gang allegedly used to approach exporters with offer to help them sell goods to African countries, mostly to Ghana, at high rates in return of a meagre commission. They set up sham companies for the purpose.

“In order to induce and cheat a targeted company and to gain their confidence, they used to open forged Letter of Credit of the company and send fake emails and other documents.

“They also conducted formal inspection of the goods through his officials before exporting. After getting their commission, accused persons used to change their contact numbers and official address and disappear,” DCP (South) Ishwar Singh said.

So far the police have come across seven complaints in Delhi-NCR against the gang, headed by Salvin. They have allegedly duped exporters to the tune of around Rs 15 crore.

Salvin was earlier arrested in a case of cheating registered at Defence Colony police station around nine years ago, police said.