SRINAGAR: The Crime Branch Kashmir (now Economic Offence Wing) Tuesday produced charge sheet against three accused persons in online fraud and cheating case.
The spokesman said that the charge sheet was filed in case FIR No. 37/2019 U/S 420, 201, 120-B RPC of P/S Crime Branch Kashmir (EOW) against Santosh Kumar Bhagat, Lakhin Lal Ahirivar and Benadict Silvester—all residents of Delhi.
He said that the Crime Branch Kashmir (Now EOW) received a complaint from one lady from Srinagar which inter alia reveals that the complainant received a phone call from 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 advise of 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,”he added.
The spokesman said that the verification conducted in the matter revealed that the contents of the complainant are correct. “The complainant was cheated and her hard earned money grabbed by deceitful and fraudulent manner.”
He said that it also came to fore that the bank account number, in which the complainant deposited the money exists in the name of Non Stop Deals In, operated by Santosh Kumar Bhagat R/O H.No. 49 A/9 Gaushala Kishangarh Vasant Kunj South West New Delhi.
“The aforesaid act of Omission & Commission on the part of 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,” he added.
He added further that 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 S/O Ram Swaroop R/O Kishangarh New Delhi. 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 at Delhi and some account numbers are registered in the name of various companies,” the spokesman said , adding that “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.”