Srinagar- Economic Offence Wing, erstwhile Crime Branch Kashmir, produced charge sheet against 3 non-locals for cheating a woman from Srinagar.
The charge sheet was produced against Santosh Kumar Bhagat son of Sukhdev Bhagat of Gaushala Kishangarh New Delhi, Lakhin Lal Ahirivar son of Ram Swaroop of Kishangarh New Delhi and Benedict Silvester son of Lawrance Desousa R/O Chattarpur Extension New Delhi before the Court of Sub Judge Special Mobile Magistrate 13th Finance Srinagar.
Spokesperson of the Economic Offence Wing said that it received a complaint from a Srinagar lady which inter alia reveals that the complainant received a phone call from an unknown company claiming to be from IGMs, informing her that she has won a prize of 7 lacs in a contest and in order to claim her prize money, she was asked to deposit an amount of Rs 3000 as registration fee. She deposited and continued depositing more and more money on the advice of the caller in the bank account maintained in the name of Non-Stop Deals in order to get the prize money but later on it was not provided to her.
The verification conducted in the matter revealed that the contents of the complainant are correct. The complainant was cheated and her hard-earned money was grabbed by a deceitful and fraudulent manner.
It also came to the fore that the bank account number, in which the complainant deposited the money exists in the name of Non-Stop Deals In, operated by one of the accused Santosh Kumar Bhagat. The aforesaid act of Omission & Commission on the part of the alleged accused, prima-facie discloses the commission of offences punishable by U/S 420 RPC r/w section 66-D IT Act.
Accordingly, the instant case was registered and an investigation started.
During investigation, it was found that the phone number which was linked with the alleged account numbers was allotted to accused subscriber Lakhin Lal Ahirvar. The said subscriber Lakhin Lal Aharvir was also working in M/S Non Stop Deals In.
The investigation further revealed that the mastermind of the accused person Bandit Silvester is operating multiple account numbers at various Bank branches at Delhi and some account numbers are registered in the name of various companies.
In view of the evidence collected during investigation, the offences U/S 420, 120-B, 201 RPC r/w 66-D IT have been found established against all the three accused.
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