AGARTALA: The Tripura Police, cybercrime recovered Rs. 40 lakh cash from the accused and returned the amount to 15 people of the state, who were cheated by a group of people. The accused persons used the name of a Mumbai-based reputed company to cheat the victims.
A group of four persons who were involved in similar fraudulent cases in Asam and West Bengal over the past year was found to be involved in these cases of fraud as well. These four persons were arrested by the Kolkata Police earlier this month for a similar crime and have been lodged in Dumdum jail and will be produced in court in Agartala on Friday.
The police said the amount involved in the fraud is expected to be over 1 Crore. Mr. Ranjit Namodas, a resident of Khowai, had been cheated by about Rs 28 lakh by the group, following which he lodged a complaint with the police on March 21. The police said, initially, the fraudsters contacted Ranjit and asked him to revive his lapsed LIC policy following which he deposited money. Subsequently, the accused offered him that they will install a mobile tower on his building and asked for more money.
During the investigation, the police found a large number of people who had fallen prey to similar attempts and were cheated of a large amount of money. The fraudsters used the name of a reputed Mumbai based company- – Deal Money Securities Pvt Ltd – to cheat the victims. Following the investigation, the people managed to trace the money that they lost and the police were able to apprehend the accused.