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Panchkula: Retd govt official Panchkula of 22 lakh

By, Panchkula
Mar 22, 2024 09:24 AM IST

Police registered a case under Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code at the cyber crime police station of Sector 12, Panchkula

A city based retired government official lost 22 lakh to online fraud.

A Panchkula- based retired government official became a victim of online fraud. (HT)

A retired official from Haryana Dairy, Rajender Kumar Gupta, of Sector 17 Panchkula, said that on February 16, a person, claiming to be his relative, called him over phone and said that he had sent him 4.50 lakh, and asked him to transfer 3 lakh to an account of one Akash and keep the rest. The caller also sent him a message showing a transaction of 4.50 lakh.

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The caller later asked him to transfer 7 lakh in another account for treatment of his friends’ relative in Delhi. Gupta ended up paying 22 lakh before realising that he had been cheated.

Police registered a case under Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code at the cyber crime police station of Sector 12, Panchkula.

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