The Cyber Cell of the Crime Branch has arrested three people including a woman for cheating another woman of Rs19 lakh.
The victim, a resident of Paldi, was lured with the promise of doubling her money by betting on stocks. Cops have recovered the gold and silver jewellery that the accused had brought with the Rs19 lakh.
The victim Shalini Thakar, 35, a resident of Parag Society, approached the cyber cell with a complaint in which she accused the three of cheating her of Rs19 lakh.
How the cheating was done?
The complaint states that the three called Shalini from different cell phones offering services of their stockbroking firm ‘Promart Services’ which offered the opportunity to earn good profit by trading in stocks.
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The accused then opened a trading account and sought various documents from her. Between August 8 to 29 they asked her to pay Rs19.81 lakh on one or the other pretext.
They then brought the shares in her name but apparently, neither transferred the same nor gave her the profits. They thus cheated her of Rs19.81 lakh.
The cyber cell traced the accused to Indore in Madhya Pradesh and later arrested Satyanarayan alias Pavitr Yadav, Ashish Yadav and Rashmi Soni.
Cops also recovered 24 mobile phones, 5 CPUs, a laptop and several jewelleries brought with the money.
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