March 24, 2012 1:27:50 am
In yet another case of lottery fraud,a 62-year-old retired bank officer was allegedly duped of Rs 1.3 lakh. Police arrested a man in whose bank account the complainant had deposited money. Six others named in the case are yet to be traced,police said.
Suhas Pethe of Kothrud had reportedly received an email from one Wool Gate informing him he was chosen for a cash prize of 5,50,000 Pounds (about Rs 4.4 crore) in a lucky draw. Inspector Vilas Naranwar,investigating officer said,His details were first sought and then he was asked to pay processing fee in installments for the money to be transferred to him. .
Subsequently emails named Ravi Kunchikarve (26) of Vikhroli (East) and Iliyas Bilakhiliya of Bandra (East) in whose bank account the money was to be deposited.
Pethe lodged a complaint on February 18 after waiting for almost a year for the money after paying the advance fees. Kunchikarve was arrested by Kothrud police from Mumbai. Police named six others in the case and booked them under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act.
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