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Man arrested for duping woman of Rs 9.10 lakh

Bidhannagar City Police arrested a person on charges of cheating a woman through Facebook. The accused was from Delhi in April 13 and was brought to Kolkata.

The accused, identified as Safir Shah, a 27-year-old person, allegedly took Rs 9.10 lakh from a woman, resident of Salt Lake, promising to give back the money within a few days, but never returned it. On the basis of the complaint lodged by the victim, a 45-year-old lady, police started investigation. A police team reached Delhi to arrest Shah.

Police said, the accused came in touch with the lady through a fake Facebook account. In the account, Shah used a fake name Adams Muller and started to chat with her.

"He identified himself as a civil engineer whose work was to supervise road construction in Nepal. He made a story that he was in deep trouble in Nepal and he urgently needed a huge amount of money," a police source said.

"The lady transferred Rs 9.10 lakh to the bank accounts of Shah. Shah, on the other hand, assured her that he would return the amount after getting payment from the Nepal government. But he never returned the money," the source added.

Investigators learnt that the accused was originally a resident of Uttar Pradesh's Bareli district, under the jurisdiction of Bethri-Chainpur. But he was residing in Delhi's Uttam Nagar. "He was arrested on charges of cheating, dishonestly inducing delivery of property, conspiracy and dishonestly using electronic records. We will interrogate him about the case as we suspect that there are some other people behind this whole conspiracy," the source said.

The Bidhannagar police produced him in a local court at Delhi on Friday. He was brought to Kolkata on transit remand and produced before the Additional chief Judicial Magistrate Bidhannagar on Sunday with remand prayer.
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