Gang selling fake Apple iPhone-13 busted, three arrested

Noida, Dec 1 (PTI) Police in Gautam Budh Nagar busted a gang duping people of Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) of lakhs by selling them fake iPhone-13 after promising to give them genuine Apple iPhone-13 at a cheaper price. claimed to have busted. Noida Police arrested three gang members on Thursday.

Police Station Sector 63 recovered Rs 4.5 lakh in cash, 60 fake iPhones, a Duster car etc. from them. The police is interrogating all three thoroughly.

According to the police, the gang duped people by proposing to give iPhone-13 to potential buyers for just Rs 53,000, while the market price of iPhone-13 is currently Rs 66,000.

The gang bought fake iPhone-13 from Delhi market for just Rs 12,000, but bought original iPhone boxes and original Apple stickers worth Rs 1,000 from online Chinese portal Alibaba for Rs 4,500.

Police said that in this way, the price of fake iPhone with original box and original sticker is Rs 17,500, but the gang sold them to people for Rs 53,000.

Police said the gang used a mobile app to show IMEI numbers to gullible buyers to dupe them.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, Central Zone, Saad Miyan Khan said that a person named Rajeev Kumar had lodged a report at Police Station Sector 63 that some people approached him in the name of selling iPhone at a cheap price.

They initially gave the iPhone at a cheaper rate, but later sent them fake iPhone instead of the iPhone.

He said that the matter is being investigated by registering a report of the incident. Police Station Sector 63 arrested three people named Abhishek Kumar, Lalit Tyagi and Rajneesh Ranjan on Thursday.

Khan told that some members of the gang are still absconding and the police is looking for them.

He said that the police recovered Rs 4.5 lakh in cash, 60 fake iPhones and a Duster car from their possession. During interrogation, the arrested accused told the police that they had duped dozens of people of lakhs of rupees.

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