Nagpur: Three tricksters, including a woman, suspected to be the part of an inter-state racket, fooled a 42-year old woman to the tune of Rs 2.80 lakh on the pretext of bogus lottery prize.
The trio, identified as Vijay Sharma, Raj Sharma and a woman named Tiwari, all residents of Mumbai and “Managers” of a fictitious company Lucky Winner Department India. The three tricksters, between 9.1.2017 and 23-1-2017 frequently phoned Sadhana Mukund Gabhne (42), resident of Prem Nagar, Shantinagar area, and convinced her that she has won Rs 10 lakh lottery prize. The accused trio further told Sadhana to deposit transfer charge and other charges in an account in order to claim the lottery prize. “Happy” over winning the lottery prize, Sadhana deposited Rs 2.80 lakh in the fake account as told by the fraudsters. What she received in return was a bogus lottery ticket delivered to her at her house. Realizing that she has been duped, Sadhana registered a case with Shantinagar police in this connection.
The accused are part of a major racket that cheat people by making them deposit money after claiming that they have won a lottery. When the victim deposited the amount, the accused withdrew it through various ATMs.
Woman PSI Sarita Yadav has booked the three accused under Sections 419, 420, 465, 34 of the IPC and mounted a hunt to nab them.