Ibrahim Adam, a suspect from Noida, Uttar Pradesh, was apprehended on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, as a result of mobile and technological surveillance.
The accused met the Ahmedabad woman when she put her profile on a matrimonial website, according to J M Yadav, assistant commissioner of police for cybercrime.
In response to a complaint alleging fraud, breach of trust, and forgery, a team of 11 investigators led by police inspector H N Patel was assembled.
The complainant said that on January 3, she signed up for a marriage-related website. After then, a man identified himself as Dr. Yogendra Yadav and called, claiming to be from California.
Yadav informed her that his parents were from Chennai and that he was a pediatrician.
He claimed he was staying with his grandma because his parents had passed away. He added that he had a daughter from his first marriage and that his wife had passed away five years prior.
Yadav informed the complainant that his goal was to settle in India and that he would do so after taking care of his financial matters in California. The two then started conversing.
The woman was then informed by Yadav that he would be entering India with approximately Rs 23 crore in cash. Later, the victim received a phone call from Sajiya, a “immigration officer,” who said Yadav had brought millions of dollars in cash into India.
For the money to be released, she requested Rs 8.5 lakh. The victim used an internet payment method to transfer the funds.
Following that, the victim received a second call asking Rs. 6.5 lakh, which she again transferred. The complainant spent a total of Rs 23.3 lakh.
A false letter purporting to be from the “international remittance department of the Reserve Bank of India” was also sent to the victim.
After investigating the money trail, Adam was apprehended in Noida.
They learned details about the second accused during his interrogation as well.
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