Raipur: Bastar Police have busted a racket and arrested two people for creating a fake website offering holiday packages and tricking people over three lakhs.
According to Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) and Chief Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jitendra Meena, 21-year-old Santosh Kumar and 28-year-old Gaurav Saraswat deceived people under the guise of offering tour packages in the Maldives. Residents of Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh operated a fake website.

During the investigation, it was discovered that they had committed online fraud worth Rs 3.11 lakhs. The defendants were arrested in Ghaziabad, the modus operandi was to call potential customers offering package tours to the Maldives and collect money through certain back accounts. Two mobile phones, one lakh in cash, a checkbook and some other documents were recovered, police officials said.
In another incident, Bastar police had launched a “Take back your property” campaign with the aim of returning missing mobile phones to their owners. The entire campaign was carried out by the cyber cell department of Jagdalpur.
Recently, there had been several complaints about missing cell phones at the Bastar. Deputy Inspector General and Chief Superintendent of Police Jitendra Singh Meena was particularly interested in finding the missing motive.
More than 170 missing cell phones were recovered by the cybercell from different locations and were returned to their owners on Wednesday.