Jammu: Crime Branch Jammu (CBJ) on Monday claimed to have booked Cyber fraudsters for luring and cheating a victim on the pretext of marriage proposal.
In a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), officials said that CBJ registered a criminal case against Cyber Fraudsters viz Atom Roy, son of Bimal Roy of Mahi Nagar P.O Parail P/S Gazole Malda, West Bengal, Zahir Hussain, son of Dabar Hussain, Flat No.4-D 4th Floor Block-HH Tushar Apartments, Arunachal Hatiara West Bengal, Hazrat Ali, son of Shahid Miya of Barua P.O Ram Nagar P/S Raghu Nathpur Siwan, Bihar A/P A-46 Harkesh Nagar Okhla Phase-2 Delhi, Sartaj Hussain, son of Akbar Hussain of Flat No. 4-D Arunachal Hatiara Tushar Apartment 4th Floor Block HH North 24 Parganas West Bengal, Vinay Kumar, son of Hem Raj of D-265 Indira Kalyan Vihar, Okhla Phase-I CRRI South New Delhi and Huinu, wife of Mangginhao of Khoken, Tehsil Thanion District Churachandpur Manipur and others for their involvement in cheating the complainant by hatching criminal conspiracy and duping her of her money on the pretext of luring her in their trap with a marriage proposal.
“A written complaint was lodged by the victim, living in Jammu, wherein she inter-alia alleged that suspect Dave Kumar approached her on Instagram and proposed her for marriage and after a couple of days forced her to receive gifts sent by him. Despite her denial the suspect sent the parcel and its tracking details. On checking the details and the shipping Agency United Nations Post Courier they were found to be fake,” the statement said.
It added that after sometime she received a call purportedly from a Customs officer namely Atom Roy about her parcel and told her to give Custom duties of Rs. 45,500/- to claim the parcel. “On verifying from Dave about the parcel, he told her to pay immediately as it contained valuable items and she paid accordingly. Next day, she got a call from a fake Custom Officer that a parcel was containing currency (100,000 pounds) inside it. On this she again got it verified from Mr. Dave and he asked her do as the Custom people would tell her to do as he wanted his parcel to reach her safely. Then she was sent e-mail regarding Anti-Money Laundering Certificate for which she had to pay Rs. 1,18,900/- Again she got mail from Foreign Remittance Department, RBI, for which she had to pay Rs. 2,73, 000. Then she called upon International Bank Services Srinagar who told her to stop immediately as it is a scam.”
“On receipt of the complaint a preliminary verification was conducted by Crime Branch Jammu and during the course of enquiry Oral/documentary evidence was collected and the allegations were prima facie substantiated against the accused. It has been found that the accused have opened various bank accounts on fake/forged documents and obtained various SIM cards besides making fake Instagram accounts by impersonation and used the internet through fraudulent e-mails/Whatsapp and allured the complainant and other gullible victims to cheat them.”
“In this manner, the gang of fraudsters duped the complainant of her money to the tune of Rs. 4,37,400/- by fraudulent means thereby causing wrongful loss to her and wrongful gain to themselves. As such, a formal case is registered in P/S Crime Branch, Jammu against the above mentioned accused persons under the relevant sections of law for in-depth investigation,” the statement said—(KNO)