12 persons arrested for extorting 9.59 lakhs from a woman

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The cyber crime police of Cyberabad arrested 12 persons including a Nigerian for allegedly extorting Rs 9.59 lakh from a woman for “releasing a package” addressed to her containing jewellery, travelers cheques and clothes that was withheld by customs at the Chatrapathi Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai.The victim said in complaint that she had registered her details on shaadi.com in October. One Mr Smith Walter expressed interest and she accepted.

They exchanged mails after this and also chatted via the Net. Later, she was made to part with more money and it came to Rs 9,59,500 in all. A case was registered under the Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act and during the course of investigation it was found that the funds from the beneficiary accounts were withdrawn at Hyderabad and transferred to other local accounts.

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