Mansa police on Tuesday arrested six persons forcheating online shopping portal Flipkart by allegedly ordering costly products using mobile phone sim cards procured on fake documents.

The accused used to take out original parts and put cheap quality parts and return these to the online shopping company and to seek refund for their purchase, said police.

Police have recovered 10 mobile phones, laptops and Rs 17 lakh in cash from the arrested persons, identified as Suresh Kumar of Mansa, Gagandeep Singh of Karamgarh village, Yadwinder Singh, Sandeep Singh, Kuldeep Singh and Kuldeep Singh of Gharagna village.

Mansa superintendent of police (investigations) Vinod Kumar said, “The arrested persons used to make fake email IDs and procure mobile phone sim cards on fake names. They used to get va rious products from Flipkart and after few days used to return those by terming these as defected.”

After nearly two months, the company sensed mischief and approached police with a complaint. SP Vinod said police arrested the accused on the basis of the complaint filed by the company.

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