The Uttar Pradesh police have arrested three males for allegedly duping a Noida-based software program engineer of Rs 60 lakh on the pretext of constructing him the inheritor to the fortune of a fictitious London-based NRI, officers stated.
The Noida-based techie was informed he could be richer by 12.5 million kilos, they stated.
The accused had been held on Friday from UP’s Bareilly district by officers of the Cyber Crime Police Station Noida over the con job that began two years in the past, they stated.
According to police, the sufferer, Tarun Varshney, was approached by the accused via an e-mail on January 8, 2019 which was signed within the identify of ”Advocate Bruise Eddie”.
“The engineer was informed of the death of an Indian-origin man Braj Varshney in a car crash in London in 2015. It was claimed that the deceased had 12.5 million pound and the engineer was chosen as his nominee due to their matching ‘gotras’ (family gene pool),” police stated in an announcement.
However, the e-mail said that fifty per cent of the cash would go to advocate Eddie as fee for his work.
“Subsequently, Tarun Varshney started getting mails from email IDs such as ”United Kingdom Attorney” and ”Netix Bank London” asking him to complete some documented formalities,” police stated.
Eventually he was informed that the cash had been transferred to the Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai after which Tarun Varshney began getting e-mails from an ID that claimed to be its international forex change division in Dehradun.
“Thereafter, the software engineer was asked to deposit money in 25 different bank accounts on pretexts like customs duty, registry service, and fees such as legal heir change, foreign currency exchange, among others, with the accused duping Rs 60 lakh in total from him,” the UP police stated.
An FIR was lodged within the case and investigation taken up, resulting in the arrest of Akeeluddin (30), Anees Ahmed (23) and Asleem Khan (23) – all native residents of UP’s Bareilly district, they stated.
The police added that 25 financial institution accounts with Rs 13 lakh and managed by the three accused have been frozen, whereas additional proceedings within the case are underway.
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