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Seven persons including six Nigerian nationals were arrested today by Meghalaya Police in Delhi for their alleged involvement in duping one person here of Rs 21 lakh after befriending him on Facebook, police said. Acting on a complaint filed with the Cyber Crime Police Station here, raids were conducted in the national capital following which seven persons were arrested, Additional Director General Police (ADGP) B L Buam said. The accused first befriended the victim on Facebook and then claimed to have come to India to meet the complainant but was detained at the Delhi Airport by the Custom Officials for carrying huge cash and expensive gifts.
The victim was made to pay to the custom officials there, the ADGP said. The victim paid Rs 21 lakh in instalments through bank transfers and then realised that he had been duped. After a thorough investigation, it was revealed that some of the accused were based in Delhi before a team was deputed there, Buam said. Six Nigerian nationals, including a woman and another Indian woman were arrested during a raid conducted with the help of Delhi police, he said. The accused were booked under sections of IPC and Information Technology Act and are likely to be brought to the state capital for trial, the senior police officer said.
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