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Cyber racket busted by Meghalaya Police

Amid a stepped up operation, a team of Meghalaya police on Tuesday and cracked  a cyber in the morning.

According to police, a team of two Officers assisted by Delhi Police raided several places in and around Delhi and arrested 7 (seven) persons including 2 (two) women in connection with a cyber fraud case.

The gist of the case is that recently, a person was cheated of rupees twenty-one lakhs by a facebook friend supposedly to have come to India to meet the complainant and that he had been detained at Delhi Airport by Custom Officials for carrying huge cash (dollars) and also lots of expensive gifts. The complainant was asked to pay money to the Custom Officials for the release of the facebook friend and also the cash and gifts which he was carrying for the complainant. Feeling pity for the facebook friend, the complainant paid money in several instalments and by the time the complainant realised, the culprit had already duped Rupees twenty-one lakhs.

The case was registered at Cyber Crime Police Station (CCPS), CID Headquarters; Shillong under Section 420 IPC Read with Section 66D of Information Technology Act and investigated into.

During investigation, evidence showed links of some people based in New Delhi. Accordingly, a team was deputed to New Delhi on 8/9/2017 to follow up the case. With the assistance of Delhi Police, the team got the break through today dated 12/09/2017 AM and was able to apprehend 7 (seven) people including 6 (six) foreigners (Nigerian nationals) in connection with the case. 

At present investigation in different parts of Delhi is going on. The accused persons will be brought to Shillong on completion of investigation and other legal formalities for further action as per law.

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Source: http://www.shillong.com/node/5255

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