A 30-year-old travel agent in New Delhi has been arrested for allegedly cheating several customers by providing them fake air tickets worth over Rs 1 crore, the police said today.
Sandeep Kumar Jha, a resident of north-east Delhi's Khajuri Khas, is a ''proclaimed offender'' and also wanted in numerous cheating cases in Jaipur, Pune and Puducherry, the police added.
He used to work in a travel agency in Connaught Place and issued fake airline tickets and duped numerous persons in various parts of the country, police said.
Following a tip-off, the travel agent was arrested from Delhi's Sun Light Colony and confessed to his crime during investigation, Rajiv Ranjan, Additional Commissioner of Police (crime) said.
He had managed to convince the proprietor of the travel agency using his marketing skills. He could arrange for cheaper air tickets as compared to the prevailing market rates, he said.
After working for some time, he gained the trust of his employer but soon started cheating the firm and customers by issuing fake air tickets, he added.