SRINAGAR: The Crime Branch Kashmir (CBK) on Tuesday arrested three New Delhi residents for their alleged involvement in a lottery scam.
Crime Branch Kashmir in a statement said that the trio was identified as Santosh Kumar Bhagat, son of Sukhdev Bhagat of House number 49 A/9 Gaushala Kishangarh Vasant Kunj Delhi, Lakhan Lal Ahirvar, son of Ram Swaroop of House number 80/9 Kishangarh Vasant Kunj, Delhi and Benadict Silvester @ Manav Tyagi, son of Lawarance Desousa of Flat No. D-2, B-48 Chatterpur Extension New Delhi.
The statement said that they were held by CBK officials from the Kishangarh area of the national capital in connection with a case under FIR number 37/2019 under section 420 RPC and 66-D IT Act regarding a lottery scam.
“The Court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Patiala House New Delhi has granted transit remand for shifting of the trio for now,” said the statement.
The arrests were made over a complaint by a man that he had received a phone call from an unknown number informing him about a prize of seven lakh rupees that he had won in a contest,” it said.
“In order to claim the prize money, he was asked to deposit some money,” it added.
“The complainant deposited an amount of Rs 138,000 in the bank account maintained in the name of ‘Non-Stop Deal’ operated by one Santosh Kumar Bhagat. The further investigation is going on in the case,” said the statement issued by Crime Branch Kashmir.