To get Rs 1 crore KBC lottery, Uttarakhand man loses Rs 28 lakh | Dehradun News – Times of India

To get Rs 1 crore KBC lottery, Uttarakhand man loses Rs 28 lakh | Dehradun News - Times of India

Pithoragarh: A retired government school teacher in Uttarakhand suffered a loss of Rs 28 lakh from a cyber gang in Odisha who said they cheated him of a “Rs 1 crore lottery ticket from Mumbai’s popular TV game show Kon Banega Crorepati (KBC). Calling to win”.
A cyber fraudster with an engineering degree was arrested in Odisha a few weeks ago while another gang member, a school dropout, was arrested by the police in Rishikesh on Friday. Rajendra Singh KarkiThe 62-year-old victim belongs to Bankot village of Barinag in Pithoragarh. Both the accused — Afroz Ali and Altaf Ali (mid-20s) — belong to Kendrapara in Odisha.
Pithoragarh SP Lokeshwar Singh said on Saturday, “The fraudsters had told the retired teacher on WhatsApp last year that his phone number had been randomly selected by KBC and that he was the lucky winner, and 28 lakh for GST and income tax to get it. Lottery money. Agreeing, the teacher made the online transaction and later found out that he had been cheated.”
The SP added: “Later an FIR was registered under IPC section 420 (cheating) against some unknown persons. The investigation has been going on since early this year and recently we got a breakthrough. When Afroz Ali was arrested in Odisha.”
Investigating officer, Harish Puri said, “The accused have multiple bank accounts and deposited money on different dates to avoid suspicion. They used a WhatsApp group to send messages and mainly targeted senior citizens. Made. We are now investigating the details of the case and the bank. The accounts of the accused have been traced and scanned.”
In a separate Cyber ​​fraud Police have arrested a person from Bihar, Prince Kumar, in the case related to Pithoragarh. The accused allegedly cheated Himmat Singh, a resident of Pithoragarh, of Rs 20 lakh by promising him a “cement agency”.

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