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Pune man duped of Rs 3.86 lakh in online car sale fraud

A case under Section 420 (cheating) and Section 66 of the IT Act has been registered against unidentified individuals at Kondhwa police station

pune Updated: Apr 27, 2019 14:53 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
Pune,Kondhwa,IT Act
The victim, identified as Amol Vadhe, 45, a resident of Kondhwa, saw an advertisement about a car sale on Quikr posted by an account named Vinay(PICTURE FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY)

In a case of online fraud, a Pune-based construction contractor was duped of Rs 3.86 lakh by unidentified individuals. According to the complaint, the victim, wanted to purchase a second-hand car via Quikr, an online portal.

The victim, identified as Amol Vadhe, 45, a resident of Kondhwa, saw an advertisement about a car sale on Quikr posted by an account named Vinay.

According to the Kondhwa police, the victim contacted the seller and discussed the terms and conditions to purchase the car. The accused offered to sell the car and the deal was fixed at Rs 2.86 lakh. He also demanded an additional Rs one lakh citing security grounds. However, after receiving the money, the accused did not deliver the vehicle and even stopped responding to calls and text messages from the victim.

A case under Section 420 (cheating) and Section 66 of the IT Act has been registered against unidentified individuals at Kondhwa police station.

First Published: Apr 27, 2019 14:40 IST