Srinagar: Crime Branch Kashmir on Tuesday said that have registered an FIR against a complaint regarding duping of a person by fraudsters on Facebook.
A statement said that a complainant Ishfaq Ahmed Zargar son of Late Mohammed Shafi Zargar resident of Tawheedabad Nowshehra Srinagar revealed that he developed face-book friendship with one London (UK) based lady Aasia Lina who requested the complainant to make arrangements for her visit to Kashmir.
“The complainant received a phone call from her to collect a parcel sent by her at his address. Subsequently, he received another phone call and was requested to pay an amount of Rs. 35,000 as custom charges on the parcel containing a cheque of hundred thousand Pounds, Laptop, Cell Phone etc which she had purportedly sent on his address and he paid the money. Thereafter, he received series of phone calls, being asked to pay Rs. 68,000, 1,79,500, 4,94000 for clearance in Foreign Ministry, obtaining UN code, & Govt. tax code respectively. The complainant thus transferred the money into the different account numbers provided by the caller. He was duped with an amount of Rs. 7,76,500. Subsequently a preliminary enquiry was initiated at Crime Branch Kashmir,” statement reads.
“ The complainant has transferred an amount of Rs. 35000/= on 11/01/2018 in the Bank A/C No. 37341201355 which is maintained in the name of Samar Dass Resident of 13/39 Karunamoyee Ghat Road near Rangkalmath Kolkata-700082 (SBI Muchipara) West Bengal. He further transferred Rs. 68000 to account No. 37341201355 and Rs. 179500 in the A/C No. 20295102325 who is mentioned Rahul Varma (SBI Branch) Tis- Hazari north-east Delhi from his account Branch S.R. Gunj through mobile banking. Complainant also transferred an amount of Rs. 494000 into the Bank account No. 37350155859 who is maintained in the name of Waseem resident of 914935, Gali No. 12 Ajit Nagar (SBI Jheel Chowk GandiNagar) East New Delhi. It transpired that he was further asked to deposit an amount of Rs. 942000 for obtaining antiterrorism Code, but this time the complainant realized that he had been duped,” statement added.
Accordingly case FIR No. 29/2018 U/S 420,120-B r/w section 66-D of IT Act has been registered and investigation taken up, CB statement said.