Noida, March 18: A 28-year-old man from Noida ended up spending his wedding night in the company of police personnel for e-fraud instead of exchanging sweet nothings with his new bride.
Moments after his 26-year-old bride from Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar was given a tearful send-off by her relatives, a police team from Mumbai intercepted the vehicle carrying the newly-wed couple and took away from the groom.
The 28-year-old groom from Noida had been booked for e-fraud and the police were looking for him, sources said. He was detained on Tuesday night. The incident took place on the outskirts of Sathedi village in the Budhana region.
The ‘baraat’ ended up reaching Noida without the groom. The bride was with the groom’s family.
The groom, who had spent some time abroad, was involved in providing online passport service and has an office in Noida, sources said.
He has been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including 420 (cheating), at a cyber police station in Mumbai after some locals, filed complaints against the online company which used to allegedly cheat people, promising services for issuing a passport.
A few days ago, a team from Mumbai police visited Noida, but couldn’t find the accused. They managed to recover certain documents and a list of phone numbers from his office.
One of the phone numbers helped them trace the man’s whereabouts. Mumbai police, along with local cops, then laid a trap outside Sathedi village and picked up the groom.
Budhana station house officer MS Gill said, “The man has cheated many people in Mumbai. We assisted Mumbai police, as per the law. He will be now taken to Mumbai.”
The man has IT knowhow and ran the firm in Noida for several months, the source said.
Shubhangi, a police officer who was leading the Mumbai police team, said, “We are gathering all relevant details pertaining to this case. A thorough investigation is being conducted. Our seniors will update everyone soon.”