he began ignoring her messages and even threatened her.
Police in Delhi have arrested a 25-year-old man after he conned several women on dating sites whilst pretending to be an Army officer.
Bipin Kumar Jha was arrested after a 24-year-old woman filed a complaint, accusing him of cyber fraud.
The accused is a resident of Bihar.
In her complaint, the woman explained that Jha contacted her on a matrimonial site, saying that he was a captain in the Indian Army.
The pair exchanged phone numbers and remained in touch.
Jha claimed he was posted in Jammu and Kashmir and had to travel to Bihar for his father’s treatment. He asked the woman for financial support.
The woman gave him Rs. 2 Lakh (£2,100), transferring the money in instalments.
When she asked Jha to pay her back, he began ignoring her messages and even threatened her.
During the police investigation, the bank account was to be registered under the name of Fazal Khan, a resident in Rajasthan.
After several raids, he was arrested and the money was retrieved.
During questioning, Khan said he shared his account details with Jha to receive the money on a commission basis.
Jha was also frequently changing his location and switched off his mobile phone most of the time.
An FIR was registered against Jha under sections 420 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Investigating officer Anuplata created a fake account on a dating site and contacted Jha. They spoke over the phone and police managed to locate him in Jaipur.
Officers raided a restaurant on October 20, 2022, and Jha was arrested.
When searching his belongings, police recovered an Army uniform and other accessories.
During questioning, Jha told police that his father was a retired Army official.
He explained that he used to go through the names of women on dating sites and contacted them under the pretext of marriage.
If the women showed interest, he talked to them and gained their trust.
Jha would then request financial support and after receiving the money, he disappeared.
Jha also revealed the names of his other victims. Police are currently looking into the names he provided.
He remains in police custody while the investigation continues.
In addition to the Army uniform, police also recovered a mobile phone and several SIM cards.