LUCKNOW || After much dilly-dallying, the Gomtinagar police on Saturday registered an FIR (No 538/2020) under sections 417, 419, 420, 465, 468, 511 IPC in the complaint presented by IPS officer Amitabh Thakur with regards to cheating by a Nigerian Cyber gang.
SI Dayaran Sahni shall investigate the case, the complainant was informed. On June 6, 2020, Amitabh had received an email from email account firstname.lastname@example.org followed by a phone call from +233 50 778 7299. The caller introduced himself as John Awau, a Bank manager from Ghana.
He told the Indian Police Service Officer that K C Shogagh from Bangladesh got killed and has $ 10 million kept in his bank account. He said that this man has no heirs and the caller shall introduce Amitabh as his legal heir so that he gets the $ 10 million amount.
He said Amitabh needs to contribute $ 2500 for the process and sent account number 0432102000009089 with holder name Saffron sales agency in IDBI bank, Gachibowli branch, Telangana, to present the money.
Amitabh had presented his complaint on 06 June 2020 but instead of registering FIR, Gomtinagar police said that the matter has been referred to Cyber Cell. Yesterday Amitabh has presented complaint before CJM Court Lucknow after which the Police registered this FIR.