In October 2021, the complainant, a resident of Nepean Sea Road, Malabar Hill befriended the accused over the internet. After a few days, the accused started messaging him about crypto mining.
“The accused informed the complainant that he can make huge money by investing in machinery for mining of cryptocurrency through the website ‘USD Miner.’”
The accused also informed him about multiple schemes to avail the profit. The complainant liked the scheme and decided to invest money. Since October 2021 the complainant invested 2.83 lakh Australian dollars (equivalent to ₹1.53 crore),” said a police officer.
The complainant kept on investing more and more money on the instructions of the accused person as he was seeing profit being credited to his virtual wallet. But whenever he tried to withdraw from the wallet, the accused would discourage him from doing so, in order to ensure that the fraud lasted longer, the officer added.
Early this month, the complainant suspected some foul play, as the accused was repeatedly trying to dissuade him from withdrawing money. Smelling a rat, the complainant asked the accused for a full refund of his money but thereafter found that the accused had switched off his phone.
The complainant then made an inquiry about the website and discovered that it was a fake one. He then approached the police and lodged a complaint. Acting on his complaint, we have registered an FIR on Thursday against an unidentified person under relevant sections of IPC and IT Act, said inspector Mangesh Mohod of Malabar hill police station.
Police have written to the service provider and concerned bank, seeking more details of the bogus website and the beneficiary bank accounts in which fraudulently obtained money was transferred.
To reduce paperwork and bring more transparency in the government’s functioning, Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday launched 122 online portals, giving a big push to digitisation in various departments and aiming to make the delivery of services to public hassle-free. The 122 online portals would function through 526 sewa kendras across the state.
Teams Rampage and NCR Blue on Saturday bagged the first and second positions respectively in the team event of the 11th Open Bridge Championship, being organised by the Punjab Bridge Association at Hotel Mount View. Playing on Day 2 of the event, during the Swiss round of game, team Rampage took the lead with 95.43 victory points. NCR Blue, meanwhile, was placed second with 92.56 points. Steel Strip’s Team-1 was placed third with 89.54 points.
An overspeeding SUV, bearing a Punjab police sticker, crushed a man to death and left his wife critically injured near Nehru Rose Garden here on Saturday. The deceased has been identified as Sarbjit Singh, 35, while his wife Sarbjit Kaur, 32, is stated to be critical. She has been rushed to the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, police said. The incident occurred when the victims were heading towards DMC on their scooter.
The municipal corporation launched a week-long cleanliness drive. The drive, which commenced on Friday, will focus on cleaning some of the city’s main roads including Old Amartax to Diplast Chowk to Sector 48 to IISER, Franco Chowk, YPS Chowk to Kumbhra, IISER to Bawa White House, Sector 66-67 dividing road, entry road from Chandigarh to Diplast, PTL to Amartax Lights, Phase 9 Stadium road and the ones in Phase 10 and 11.
Ludhiana Police on Saturday arrested the fourth accused involved in the double murder of retired air force official Bhupinder Singh and his wife principal of a private school, Sushpinder Kaur. The couple was murdered at their house at Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar in Jamalpur area of Ludhiana on May 25. The accused has been identified as Sunil Masih of Bhamian Khurd.
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