Based on a complaint from businessman Narender that Mohan and Nitin cheated him claiming they were dealing Rice Pullers (RP) used by NASA for research.
As per the reports, the alleged victims told the businessman that they have a special copper plate that was struck by the lightning bolt giving it special ability to attract grain of rice.
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.
Two Indians have been paraded by police in homemade "space suits" after their arrest for a freaky space scam.
After that, the victim entered into an memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Virender Mohan Brar and paid Rs 5.6 lakh, Rs 19 lakh, Rs 24.6 lakh and Rs 38 lakh for arranging special anti-radiation suits to be worn by scientists during testing, fees of scientist, for obtaining chemicals required for testing etc. In this regard, they also said that that they would have to import some chemicals, according to the police. The Crime Branch of Delhi Police nabbed Virender Mohan Brar (56) and son Nitin Mohan Brar (30) who defrauded a victim, Narendra, on the pretext of a product called Rice Puller (RP) that space agencies were apparently willing to purchase for Rs 37,500 crore after testing its genuineness. "They said tests were scheduled in Hapur, but could not be held as the place was "not conducive". The con-men duo reportedly, told the victims that the rice puller plate could be charged by thunderbolt.
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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.
Police further told reporters that the "rice puller" was "non-existent", saying the spacemen apparently covered the copper plate with "liquid magnet" and iron wires in order to try to fool the businessman.
The Delhi Crime Branch has arrested a father and son on the pretext of selling a product to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). He also found out that the so-called scientists were also a part of the plan and were working with the fraudsters for Rs 20,000.
During the investigation, the RP' copper plate, anti-radiation scientist suits of NASA and anti-radiation chemical stickers were seized from their possession.