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Gurgaon resident duped of Rs 10 lakh, 7 booked

Ramesh Kumar fell prey to a gang of fraudsters who conned him into depositing lakhs of rupees into a bank account. The cheats conned Kumar on the basis of claiming to return his insurance premium

gurgaon Updated: May 12, 2017 18:52 IST

Gurgaon police booked seven persons for perpetrating a fraud, involving the returning insurance premium, to the tune of Rs 10 lakh.

The accused took the names of high profile officials and ministers to convince the victim, Ramesh Kumar, as regards the authenticity of their claims.

They then duped him over a period of a few months in 2016, police said.

A case was registered under various sections of the IPC at the City police station after the matter was investigated by the Cyber Cell of the Gurgaon police.

According to police officials, Ramesh Kumar, a resident of Jacobpura, last year invested around Rs 80,000 in schemes of Reliance Life Insurance and Mount Club.

However, Kumar could not service the policy and failed to deposit the premium.

A few months later in October 2016, a woman identifying herself as Megha from Mumbai called Kumar and told him that Rs 76,300 would be returned to him as per instructions of the central government.

Kumar then shared his bank and other details.

A day later Megha told him that Rs 50,000 need to be deposited in an account and he did the same. Two days later another phone came and Megha told him that as per instructions of the government, he will have to put Rs 2 lakh in a fixed deposit.

The victim refused to deposit that amount, but later deposited Rs 1 lakh as a fixed deposit. He was assured that his amount would eventually reach Rs 8,20,000 .

Thereafter, another woman Bhumika Chouhan called up the victim and asked him to deposit Rs 42,000 as he was assured that his investment had doubled to almost Rs 20 lakh.

He was also told that his file had to be signed by the finance minister. Someone also assumed the identity of RBI officers and called him for money.

The victim told police that he was to get married in February 2016 and this was the reason he fell for the scheme.

After investigating the matter, the police registered the case against Megha, Rekha Choudhary, Bhumika, Sakshi Tanwar, Pooja and Ganesh. A police official said that they will nab the culprits soon.

First Published: May 12, 2017 18:49 IST