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Jaipur police arrests 3 Nigerians, 2 others for online fraud

The crime branch of Jaipur police commissionerate has arrested three Nigerian nationals and a woman belonging to Manipur in India in connection with online fraud amounting to at least Rs 72 lakh. The police have arrested a Jaipur resident for his alleged connection with the gang.

| Updated:
October 1, 2018 10:00 am
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Jaipur: The crime branch of Jaipur police commissionerate has arrested three Nigerian nationals and a woman belonging to Manipur in connection with online fraud amounting to at least Rs 72 lakh. The police have arrested a Jaipur resident for his alleged connection with the gang.

The police have recovered Rs 2.80 lakh cash, 2500 US dollars, 10 foreign-made watches, three laptops, gold jewellery, 15 mobile phones, debits card and several other items from the gang. The arrests were made from Delhi and Bengaluru. The gang members used to defraud people in the name of getting them jobs aboard.

One Vimal Kumar Jain, a resident of Mansarovar in Jaipur, lodged an FIR recently alleging that the gang defrauded him of Rs 58 lakh.

“They promised Vimal to get him a job in England. The gang got in touch with Vimal on Facebook. A man posing as Jorge communicated with Vimal and told him that he ran a business in England. He promised Vimal a job in England and even sent an appointment letter,” said additional commissioner (First) Dr Nitin Deep.

He added that the man asked Vimal to deposit money in the name of custom clearance and various certificates. Vimal deposited a total of Rs 58 lakh in the bank account belonging to the gang. The same gang defrauded one Shashank Pathak, a resident of Tonk Road.

The police are verifying the passports of the Nigerian nationals.

“We interrogated the three men. They told us about their local contact who lives in Brahmapuri area in Jaipur. We have arrested him also. Further investigation is going on,” said a police officer.

First published: September 30, 2018
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