The accused have now been arrested from Dwarka by the Delhi Police.
The accused, identified as Virender Mohan Brar (56) and Nitin Mohan Brar (30), are Paschim Vihar residents. The victim was told that if he invested money for the testing, he could earn handsome amount, Kumar said.
The businessman went to the police with a complaint and the duo was arrested and have not given any statement.
Police said the men appeared to have covered a copper plate with "liquid magnet" and iron wires in order to try to fool the businessman.
Police in New Delhi have arrested a father and son dressed in radiation suits who convinced a businessman to give them more than $260,000, claiming they had a deal with NASA. They ask the victims to fund the testing that their company would arrange.
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Even though they did get caught, one must appreciate the creativity of these con men!
The victim signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the accused and paid ₹8.72 million for arranging special anti-radiation suits to be worn by scientists during testing, their fees, money for obtaining chemicals required for testing etc.
After that the complainant again entered into a MoU with the company and paid Rs 51.1 lakh on different occasions for the testing of RP', which was scheduled in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, they said. But testing was cancelled last moment stating weather issues. Later the victim found out that the so called "scientists" were working with the accused at a monthly salary of Rs 20,000 and the entire scheme was a sham. He further came to know that he has been cheated by a group of con artists.
According to reports, last month, the victim engaged in garments export approached Crime Branch on coming to realise that the scientific tests were being constantly postponed. During the investigation, the RP copper plate, alleged anti-radiation suits, alleged anti-radiation chemical stickers were recovered from the accused along with laptop, printer, blank letter heads of Rehan Metals, cheque books, fake IDs and an Audi auto.