Two residents of Karnataka have been booked for allegedly cheating and duping a man by the Jammu and Kashmir police.
Javed Sheraj Sheikh and Imran Mohd of Karnataka have been charged with cheating and duping yesterday, a police spokesman said.
A complaint was lodged by Mohd Ashraf of District Poonch alleging that he received a message on his cell phone asking him to deposit Rs 25000 as tax and Rs 22000 as money transaction amount, in two different account numbers maintained in the State Bank of India in the name of the accused, in order to receive an amount of Rs 10,40,000 as cash reward.
He deposited the amount through State Bank of India, Branch Poonch. Later he came to know that he was cheated and duped by the accused persons and no cash award was given to him, said police.
During investigation it was confirmed that the SBI account details provided by the victim are correct and an amount of Rs 25200 and Rs 22000 stood credited in these accounts from SBI Branch Poonch, police said. The accused have been booked under various sections of IPC and investigation is on to nab them, he said.