NIT passout dupes firm of USD 5K, holidays in Russia


A 28-year-old NIT graduate, who is fluent in five foreign languages, has been arrested for allegedly duping a forex company of USD 5000 by posing as a businessman, police said today.

Snigdha Sourav Dash was arrested on Sunday on a complaint of the company’s field agent Sanjay Dutt who had given him USD 5000 at his office in Connaught Place.

On September 5, the accused had called the firm as a customer and demanded dollars, Joint Commissioner of Police (crime Branch) Ravindra Yadav said.

A case was registered on the complaint of Mr Dutt at Connaught Place police station.

He told police that Dash claimed to be a businessman and produced his “ID and a BRICS business card”. He said Dash vanished with the dollars telling him he will be back after getting it checked.

During investigation a team of Crime Branch learnt that Dash had claimed to be busy in preparations for a BRICS event to be held in in Panaji (Goa) next month.

The team tracked his movement and conducted raids on his locations and finally arrested him in Delhi yesterday. During interrogation, the accused allegedly admitted of cheating the company.

Police said that after taking the money he had gone to Russia to meet his friend Dimitry whom he had befriended in 2015 while visiting a bar at Khan Market.

Dash who graduated as an engineer from NIT Nagpur later completed his MBA from a prestigious management institute in Ghaziabad and worked with several multinationals before he began cheating people in the company of his Russian friend.

He is fluent in Russian, Hebrew, Spanish, Italian and English.

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