Mumbai: NRI lady duped of Rs 2 Lakh for visa extension

Mumbai: An NRI was duped of Rs 2 lakh by a woman on the pretext of extending her visa by a month. The victim, Jaspal Bansal, who holds UK citizenship, had come to India in the month of July on a personal visit, the official said. She was staying at a hotel in suburban Andheri and wanted to extend her visa by a month.

During her stay at the hotel, Bansal met the accused, who claimed to have contacts in the Indian Embassy and could get her visa extended. The accused demanded Rs 2 lakh from Bansal to get the visa extended. However, after the amount was paid she stopped contacting the complainant. The accused allegedly threaten the victim when she called her on mobile.

Based on the complaint filed by Bansal, Juhu police registered a case under section 406 (Punishment for criminal breach of trust), 420 (Cheating and dishonesty), 506 ( criminal intimidation).

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