Six including three Nigerians held for cheating

The CCS Cyber Cime Police here on Sunday arrested three Nigerians and three Indians, who were involved in cheating through face book chatting, at Thane in Maharashtra with the help of local sleuths.

One Raju Jembiya, 24, of Parsigutta, Secunderabad lodge a complaint with Cyber Crime Police on Friday that his friend C. Sadashiva made friendship with one Terry Joseph of Nigeria over face book six months ago. The latter introduced himself as a businessman running a restaurant in Nigeria. During the face book chatting, Terry Joseph expressed his willingness to start a restaurant in India also. He desired to invest $1,00,000 in India to start the Restaurant.

The complainant and Sadashiva expressed willingness to invest in the business. The Nigerian assured them to send $100,000 in an electronic container box through Arab Cargo Ltd. UK. On June 10 this year, Jerry told them that he has dispatched the container box and it would reach India on June 11. He also told them that he paid all the taxes concerning the money in the box. Later one of his friends Daniel from his mobile No. 9819544916 called Sadashiva and informed that they need to pay Customs clearance charges. So, Sadashiva and the complainant paid Rs 1,60,000 in seven accounts as advised by Daniel.

After making the payments his friend Sadashiva went to Mumbai to receive the electronic box and on the directions of Terry Johseph he met with one agent

Mahesh Damodar Rajput, phone- 8268675636, for taking the electronic cash box. Mahesh Damodar Rajput demanded to pay Rs 2,00,000 for handing over the cash box. His friend paid the amount to Mahesh Damodar Rajput. After receiving the Cash, Mahesh Damodar Rajput told his friend that the cash box will be delivered in two days. His friend waited in Mumbai for three days but he did not receive any electronic container box with money. When contacted, Damodar Rajput did not respond. Then they realized that they were cheated by Terry Johseph, Damodar Rajput and their team.

Following the complaint, Cyber Crime Police registered a case and analyzed the tower locations of Daniel who acted as friend of Terry Joseph. Thane Police kept surveillance over the account holders and proceeded to Thane on the same night and nabbed the account holders Samadan Laxman Mali S/O Laxman Mali age.21 years, Occ: Student R/O 403 Dombvli, Thane and Rahul Dilip Kharde S/O Dilip age.25 yrs R/O 401 Shree Baba Sai Darshan, Sagoan, Dambvli, Thane, Maharashtra and on the lead given by them apprehended the main agent Mahesh Damodar Rajput S/O Damodar age.36 years Occ: Home loan agent, R/O 603, Rashmi Kethal, Cinemax Road, Thane East, Maharashtra.

All the six accused were brought to Hyderabad on Monday on transit remand. Main accused Terry Joseph is absconding. (NSS)