A woman lost 27 lakhs with a Gift Coupon

According to the cybercriminals, Radha, the daughter of Muthumari from Oji Kuppam in Nagari Mandal, Radha had received millions of rupees through the gift coupon from an online store in November. She was made to deposit Rs.27,10,300 into various bank accounts between November 14 of 2021 and January 2022. Eventually, Radha’s mother, Muthumari, became aware of the deception and filed a complaint with the Nagari police on March 4, which led to the registration of a case.

Under the supervision of Nagari in-charge of DSP Sudhakar Reddy, this case was investigated technically from various angles. The accused have been identified as belonging to the state of West Bengal. Nagari CI Srinivas, SI Naresh, personnel Gavaskar, Ayyappa, Lakshmaiah, Ramesh, Kumar Babu, and others went to Kolkata and reached Galla in the erstwhile Bardhaman district. This team was arrested accused Shankar Mandal(32) on October 1. He was brought to chittoor on a transit warrant. A special team arrested his accomplice pintur sardar(36) from chennai on october 14. The team recovered 10.8 lakhs from sardar, besides freezing bank accounts with savings of 6.3 lakh.

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