A 61-year-old retired colonel of the Indian Army has filed a complaint at the Kondhwa police station of cheating after he and his wife were cheated of Rs 3.11 lakh.
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According to the First Information Report (FIR), the colonel received a call from a woman who identified herself as Nikita Sharma, and said she was calling from the credit card wing of a major public sector bank. She requested and received the details of his and wife’s credit cards.
The theft came to light when the army veteran and his wife started receiving messages about online purchases and money transfers done from their cards. He later approached Kondhwa police with complaint. The FIR has been registered under sections 419 and 420 (Cheating) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Information Technology Act. Inspector (Crime) Varsharani Patil is probing the case further.