Two Nabbed in Vizag Lottery Fraud Case
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Two Nabbed in Vizag Lottery Fraud Case :-
Nearly seven months alter a Vizag-based youngster got duped of 1.31 crore in a lottery, Cyber Crime Investigation Cell of Vizag police arrested two persons in connection with it on Saturday. The arrested were identified as Rajawat Dhirendra Singh, 29, and Rana Akash, 22, hailing from Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. Police are now investigating the involvement of others, including a suspected Nigerian. who was in touch with other accused in the case. DCP (crime)
T. Ravi Kumar Murthy said the victim P.Venkata Ramana, 22, resident of Pandivanipalem under Parawada police station limits in Vizag had a lodged a complaint with police about it. He had deposited money in 30 accounts in over 50 installments to the account number given by the scamsters in order to avail the winning amount of 5 crore. Police said that Venkata Ramana had received an SMS saying he had won Coca Cola Company’s lucky draw. Later he received a phone call saying that the lottery amount in UK pounds needed to be converted into Indian rupees for which money would be required. Hence, Venkata Ramana deposited 1,31,50,000 in various accounts. The fraudsters sent a fake CBI clearance certificate to Venkata Ramana to claim the lottery. When the victim went to Delhi to meet CBI officer K. Prem Gautham, the latter declared it to be fake.
This Article was First Appeared in Deccan Chronicle.