Shubham Ramswaroop Gautam, 27, arrested in connection with Rs 67.69 lakh robbery . Detox Group, a Surat-based company that operates ferry services between Hazira and Ghogha, filed the lawsuit .
Surat: A 27-year-old man from New Delhi was arrested by city police on Saturday in connection with a Rs 67.69 lakh robbery.The accused provided five bank accounts to the fraud mastermind, each one valued at Rs 12,000.Detox Group, a Surat-based company that operates ferry services between Hazira and Ghogha, filed the lawsuit.The company's general manager (accounts and finance) Samkit Mehta has filed the charge.Detox Group was working on a ship built by Cochin Shipyard Ltd in Mumbai a few months before, according to the case.After receiving invoices by mail, payments were made to the shipyard.Later in February, Detox Group received a mail requesting payment of Rs 67 lakh, and the individual identified himself as a representative of the ship repair company.Detox Group made payments to the bank account number mentioned in the letter, believing it to be original. Detox realized that they had been betrayed after a series of emails and calls.They called police and lodged a lawsuit.The money was received in one of the five accounts, and then to several accounts, making it impossible to recover it.According to the police, the money was transferred by UPI transactions. Gautam told investigators he didn't know the individuals who purchased his bank accounts from him.It's uncertain how many people are involved in the plot.According to police, we're trying to figure out how the deceitful mail looked similar to the original messages sent by the Mumbai company.