Indore: City crime branch on Saturday arrested a person in connection with duping people in the name of lottery. The accused is associated with a gang, which duped people of other states also. Additional Superintendent of Police (crime) Amarendra Singh said complainant Guddu Sharma of Nandbagh Colony in Banganga had lodged a complaint with Senior Superintendent of Police Ruchi Vardhan Mishra that unidentified person had made a phone call and he lured her for lottery.

Crime branch was instructed to investigate the matter. Crime branch officials collected the details of mobile numbers and bank account used in the crime and managed to trace accused – 19-year-old Shubham Singh of Garwai village in Dewas district – and his accomplices. A case was registered against the accused under Sections 420, 34 of IPC at Banganga police station. Later, crime branch team arrested Shubham. Search is on for his accomplices.

Shubham told the police that he was associated with a gang whose members posed as officials from telecom companies. The accused used to lure people by sending messages for offers and lottery. Shubham had given his bank account number to gang members to receive money from people. Many people transferred money in that bank account. The accused is class X pass. ASP Singh said accused duped people in Indore, Neemuch, Sagar, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and UP also. Further investigation is underway.

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