Delhi trio charge sheeted for cheating Srinagar woman

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Economic Offence Wing, erstwhile the Crime Branch Kashmir produced charge sheet against three non-locals for cheating a woman from Kashmir capital Srinagar, reported a local news agency Kashmir News Trust (KNT).

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 Benadict Silvester son of Lawrance Desousa R/O Chatterpur Extention New Delhi before the Court of Sub Judge Special Mobile Magistrate 13th Finance Srinagar.

The spokesperson of the EOW, as per KNT, 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 3000 rupees 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 and Commission on the part of the alleged accused, prima-facie discloses the commission of offences punishable U/S 420 RPC r/w section 66-D IT Act.

Accordingly, the instant case is registered and 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 conducted further revealed that the mastermind of the accused person Bandit Silvester is operating multiple account numbers at various bank branches in 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, reads the report. (KNT)

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