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Srinagar, Jun 21: Crime Branch Kashmir (CBK) has registered a case against ten persons who “fraudulently” stole the money of a person by informing him that he had won a lucky draw.

CBK initiated preliminary enquiry on the written complaint received from one person, which revealed that the complainant has received an SMS from Cell NO. 919523848205 informing him that he has won a lucky prize of Rs.12,80,000 and TATA Safari Vehicle vide coupon code No. 101 from NAPTOL online Shopping Pvt. Ltd, said a spokesman.

The complainant, he said, was induced to deposit different amounts in different bank accounts under the garb of different charges/duties.

“The complainant deposited Rs 10,26,500, Rs 1,48,800, Rs  2,75,88, Rs 1,44,200, Rs 3,33,500, Rs 25,400, Rs 2,67,600, Rs 91,600, Rs 49,400, Rs 1,91,000 -- making in all an amount of Rs 23,05588 in various bank accounts of Punjab National Bank provided by the callers who projected themselves to be the employees of NAPTOL On-Line Shopping Ltd., and Reserve Bank of India (RBI),” said the spokesman.

It also came to fore that the suspects were not employees of NAPTOL On-line Shopping Pvt. Ltd. nor has the said company issued any Lucky Draw Coupon.

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