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Seven persons including six Nigerians arrested

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

Seven persons including six Nigerian nationals were arrested today by Police in 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 and then claimed to have come to to meet the complainant but was detained at the Airport by the Custom Officials for carrying huge 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 transfers and then realised that he had been duped.

After a thorough investigation, it was revealed that some of the accused were based in 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.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, September 12 2017. 21:13 IST