State police nabs 7 fraudsters in New Delhi

SHILLONG, SEPT 12: As many as seven persons including six Nigerian nationals were arrested from the New Delhi for their involvement in a cyber-fraud case in which a victim from Meghalaya was duped to the tune of Rs 21 lakh.

Acting on a complaint, two officers of the Cyber Crime Police Station (CCPS) of the Meghalaya police CID headquarters with the help of the Delhi police conducted raids in several places in and around Delhi on Tuesdaymorning.

The team was deputed to New Delhi on September 8, after evidence during investigation showed links of some people based in the national capital.

The case was registered at Cyber Crime Police Station (CCPS), CID Headquarters Shillong under section 420 IPC read with section 660 of Information Technology Act.

“The team with the assistance of Delhi police got a breakthrough in which they were able to apprehend seven people including six foreigners (who are Nigerian nationals) in connection with the case,” Addl DGP (CID) BL Buam said in a statement issued here.

He informed that the accused persons, which also include two women, will be brought to Shillong on completion of investigation and other legal formalities for further action as per law.

On the gist of the case, Buam said a person was cheated of Rs 21 lakhs by a facebook friend supposedly to have come to India to meet the complainant and that he had been detained at Delhi Airport by Custom officials for carrying huge cash (dollars) and lots of expensive gifts.

The complainant was asked to pay money to the Custom officials for the release of the facebook friend and also the cash and gifts which he was carrying for the complainant, he said.

“Feeling pity for the facebook friend, the complainant paid money in several instalments and by the time the complainant realized, the culprit had already duped Rs 21 lakh,” he added.

By Our Reporter

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