STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Crime Branch (CB), Jammu on Wednesday lodged an FIR against international cyber fraudsters for duping a local of his hard earned money amounting to Rs 60 lakh by laying a honey trap. Nirmal Singh, son of Gurmail Singh, resident of House No 51, Sector No 3 Nanak Nagar Jammu, lodged a complaint with the CB, alleging that he was duped to the tune of Rs 60 lakh by cyber fraudsters on the pretext of entering into a business partnership, a spokesman said. The complainant was allegedly lured by fraudsters through one of his Facebook friends namely Ortz Nancy to enter into a business of Icheku Reserve Oil, costing Rs 1.56 lakh per litre which according to her was urgently required by the US Army and by this way they both would earn profit immensely. Initially the complainant was told by the accused to contact some Agro Herbal Oil Company in Mumbai to purchase two litres of the oil for sample purpose for which the accused agreed to make payment of one liter herself to the tune Rs 1.56 lakh and for the other litre the complainant had to pay himself. The complainant was induced so much that he was made to believe that the Mumbai-based Company is constantly receiving payment for the supply of 173 litres of oil from the accused persons, so he was made to make rest of the payments for procuring the aforesaid oil. Later, the complainant deposited money to the tune of Rs 60 lakh in various bank accounts of accused persons. The complainant was also made to believe that one of the accused shall be visiting him at Jammu, who was purportedly detained by custom officials at IGI Airport, New Delhi and for his release the complainant was made to pay a huge amount.
On the basis of the complaint, Crime Branch Jammu, took cognizance and initiated an enquiry and established that the complainant was actually cheated by an organized gang of cyber fraudsters on the pretext of supplying Icheku Reserve Oil, for the so called US Army and was duped to the tune of Rs 60 lakh.
The case has been registered and the investigation has been set in motion.
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