Pune: Hinjawadi Woman Duped of Rs 10 Lakh in Narcotics Parcel Scam

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Hinjawadi, 6th May 2024: In Pune, another incident involving a call to an individual, where the caller poses as law enforcement authorities, informing them that a package is being sent to another country in their name containing narcotics, and demanding payment of lakhs of rupees to avoid legal consequences, has surfaced. This time, they targeted a young woman and duped her of more than Rs 10 Lakh by claiming that a package with drugs was being sent to Taiwan in her name. This incident occurred on Saturday (6th May) evening on Sus Pashan Road under the jurisdiction of Hinjawadi Police Station.

Regarding this, a 29-year-old woman, resident of Sus Pashan Road, has complained to the Hinjawadi Police Station. Hinjawadi Police have registered a crime against the phone number 8183441052 and the Skype ID Holder 8516 MUMBAI NARCOTICS CELL.

According to police reports, the accused called the complainant and falsely informed her that an illegal parcel, containing clothes, a laptop, and 600 grams of MD Drugs, was being sent to Taiwan from Mumbai under her Aadhar card number and name. They claimed that the parcel had been intercepted by Mumbai Customs and Mumbai Police, and that the complainant would face interrogation. Additionally, they lied, stating that her Aadhar card was linked to three different criminal accounts.

They proceeded to video call the complainant, where they instructed her that if she wanted her name unlinked from the FedEx courier company, she needed to send Rs 5 lakh to the account they specified. The accused then sent the complainant a fake RBI letter and, under the guise of verification, extracted Rs 10,49,360 from her for their own financial gain.

In response, Hinjawadi Police have registered a case against the mobile number holder and Skype ID holder under IPC Sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 170 (personating a public servant), 467 (forgery of valuable security, will, etc.), and relevant sections of the Information Technology Act of 2000. Police Sub Inspector Sarde from Hinjawadi Police Station is further investigating this matter.