Man duped of Rs 2.41lakh by Face book “friend”

 

Srinagar, Jun 18: Crime Branch Kashmir initiated a preliminary enquiry on a written complaint received from a person (name with held). During the course of probe, it came to fore that the complainant developed friendship on face book, and started chatting with the friend. During chatting the face book friend expressed him that she wanted to help poor and needy people and conveyed that she is sending a parcel containing gifts worth 1.5 Million US Dollars that will reach on 12th September.
On that particular date he received a phone call from a person pretending to be a delivery boy, namely, Williom who informed the complainant that his gift parcel has reached Terminal-3 of IGI Airport New Delhi. Then he received another phone call from Sunita Anand pretending herself to be immigration officer, and induced him to deposit Rs. 55,500 and Rs.1,86,000 as custom clearance charges etc.
The enquiry conducted revealed that the complainant has transferred amount of Rs. 2,41,500 and deposited in the Bank A/C No. 37844281680 of SBI Branch Gorakhpur, maintained in the name of Vinay S/O Janardan R/O Post Piprach Village Mahuwa Khurd-188 Gorakhpur. It also came to fore that cell numbers used by suspect to defraud the complainant exists in the name of MD Phul Sharief R/O Wazirpur Delhi.
Despite having deposited an amount of Rs.2,41,500 parcel containing gifts worth 1.5 Million US Dollars was neither received by the complainant nor the money so deposited/transferred was returned to him. Thus the complainant was cheated by accused persons and his hard earned money was grabbed in a fraudulent and deceitful manner. Accordingly case has been registered punishable U/S 420 RPC, 66-D I.T Act.