Millions of fraudsters arrested in America on the pretext of 'Kirtan'

Millions of fraudsters arrested in America on the pretext of 'Kirtan': Contacted Sikh granthi on WhatsApp, cheated ₹1.25 lakh in the name of visa

Aug 10, 2022 - 01:12
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Millions of fraudsters arrested in America on the pretext of 'Kirtan'

A man has been arrested in the US for duping a Sikh priest on the pretext of giving him an opportunity for kirtan. The accused has been identified as Sanjay Yadav (51), a resident of Madhya Pradesh. Police said that the accused had allegedly carried out the fraud of more than one lakh rupees.
Police said that a complaint was received from Baldev Singh, the chief granthi at a gurdwara in Delhi. In this, he alleged that a person approached him on WhatsApp to offer him the opportunity of 'Kirtan' at weddings and other cultural occasions in different cities in the US. He came to talk about the accused.
The victim transferred ₹ 1.25 lakh to the bank account number given by the accused. Police said the complainant was also duped in the name of visa fee and exchanging money. Police said that technical analysis of call details and money transactions revealed that the accused was working from different places in Indore.
DCP (North) Sagar Singh Kalsi said raids were conducted in Indore and Yadav was arrested on Saturday. Ten mobile phones, 11 debit cards and one Aadhar card have been recovered from him.
Police said Yadav used his son's SIM card and bank accounts to contact the victim and transfer money. According to the information, two cases of cheating are registered against the accused in Delhi and Mumbai.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer