Two Noida based fraudsters awarded 10 years RI in Rs 2 Crore cheating case

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | January 27, 2024 IST

This case was registered on the allegation of Pramod Kumar Rout, a  businessman of Joda, Keonjhar against scammers for cheating him of Rs.2.35   Crores on the pretext of paying him Rs 3 Crores

Bhubaneswar, Jan 27: Two Noida based fraudsters were sentenced to undergo Rigorous   Imprisonment for ten years and fine of Rs. 3 Lakhs each in Rs 2 Crore cheating case.

On default of fine   accused persons will undergo further imprisonment of two years each.  The accused persons namely Bijay Bharadwaj and Himanshu  Bhandari of Noida, UP guilty U/s 419/420/465/467/468/471/ 170/120-B IPC,  Sec.66 (C) & 66 (D) of IT Act.

This case was registered on the allegation of Pramod Kumar Rout, a  businessman of Joda, Keonjhar against scammers for cheating him of Rs.2.35   Crores on the pretext of paying him Rs 3 Crores from the Govt. of India, under  ‘Pradhan Mantri Rahat Kosh Yojana’ against his Insurance Policy with Max New   York Life, using the forged and manipulated documents.  

Informant Pramod Kumar Rout had one policy in Max New York Life Insurance  Company. In 2019, he received a call from the fraudster impersonating as A. K  Walia, the Fund Releasing Head, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India,  

Informing him that his insurance policy has been selected for reward  under “Pradhan Mantri Rahat Kosh Yojona” of Govt. of India and an   amount of Rs.3 Crores will be released in his account.  

Subsequently, he received one letter on WhatsApp, which was issued  purportedly by one HOD (Insurance Regulatory & Development  Authority of India (IRDA) that the informant is required to pay some dues  for receiving fund of Rs 1,56,36,500/- within next 4 hours. Along with the  above letter, the informant also received some other   communications/photographs in his WhatsApp.  

The informant/victim received a series of calls from different persons  using different mobile numbers, who identified themselves as employees   in the office of Mr. A.K. Walia and induced/ persuaded the informant to  transfer money through RTGS for the release of Rs 3 Crore.  

Being induced, the informant transferred around Rs 2.35 Crores in  installments believing that after these procedure he will get him the   Reward Money but no amount was received by him under ‘Pradhan  Mantri Rahat Kosh Yojana’ and finally the informant realized that he has  been cheated by the fraudsters.

- The fraudsters had sent many fake letters on WhatsApp to the informant  issued by Ministry of Finance, RBI, Income Tax Department and images   of two bank Demand Drafts in favour of the informant amounting to  Rs.1,27,73,000/- and Rs.70,81,800/-. All these letters/ documents were  found to be fake and forged.  

During investigation it was found that out of the fraud amount of Rs.2.35  Crore, amount of Rs.63,09,896/- and Rs 79 Lakhs and had been   transferred to the accounts of accused Himansu Bhandari and Bijay  Bharadwaj respectively, and they misappropriated the same.  

Accused Himansu Bhandari and Bijay Bharadwaj were arrested on  15.03.2022 and 09.11.2022 respectively from Uttar Pradesh.  - Charge Sheets were submitted on 10.07.2022 and 04.03.202 against  Himansu Bhandari and Bijay Bharadwaj respectively.  

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