Hyderabad: The cybercrime sleuths on Monday arrested a Punjab-based entirely incorrect astrologer who, beneath the pretext of ‘like astrology,’ cheated several folks by collecting cash online.
The fraud used to be unearthed after a Hyderabad-based entirely lady complained to the cybercrime soar on November 19 that she met Lalit, a Punjab native, three months ago on Instagram and that he had tranquil extra than Rs 47 lakh from her on extra than one events to resolve her points by astrology.
The police said, Lalit, the son of astrologer Gopal Shashtri, had created an Instagram story known as Astro-Gopal, a mail ID, and posted online Google adverts claiming to be a like astrologer.
Lalit cheated the victim by collecting cash by online transactions beneath the guise of offering prayers to resolve her points by astrology, in accordance to an announcement issued by joint commissioner Central Crime Web site (CCS).
When the victim first known as him to present recordsdata, he charged Rs 32,000, and from August to November 19, he tranquil Rs 47,11,808. Per the victim’s criticism, police tracked down the accused utilizing his financial institution story recordsdata.
The police seized 14 cell telephones, two debit playing cards, and a cheque book from the conman. A case has been filed against the accused beneath Sections 66 C, D of the Earnings-Tax Act and beneath the Sections for cheating of the IPC.