Nagpur: The bogus lottery prize business that has trapped and duped dozens of innocent persons to the tune of lakhs of rupees refuses to cease as one more gullible person was made victim of the phony trade.
The 35-year old loser, Alok Kumar Brijbhushan Prajapati, resident of Plot No. 147, Hilltop Colony, 8th Mile, Nagpur received an SMS informing that he is a “proud” winner of lakhs of rupees in Samsung Mobile Draw. The bogus SMS was sent by Neha Sharma and Jahn Martin (fictitious names). Prajapati was communicated from time to time that to claim the prize he will have to provide his bank account number and other vital details. Prajapati did the same without suspecting any foul play. Armed with the Prajapati’s bank account and other details, the so-called Neha Sharma and John Martin withdrew Rs 2,15,000 from his account. Prajapati was kept waiting and waiting to claim the Samsung Mobile Draw prize. When he realized that he has been cheated, a complaint was filed by him at Wadi Police Station.
PSI Kharsan registered an offence against the accused Neha Sharma and John Martin under Sections 420, 34 of IPC read with Section 66(B) of Information and Technology Act. A search of the accused has been launched by the cops.