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Two arrested for duping woman of Rs27 lakh for mobile lottery

The woman received calls on her mobile phone claiming that her mobile number had won prizes, after which she deposited Rs27 lakh in the scamsters account by selling her house

Nashik: Two persons were arrested for allegedly duping a woman of Rs27 lakh on the pretext of giving her prize money won by her mobile number, reports PTI.
Nashik's Tapovan area resident Jaswinder Kaur Jagatransingh Hans, in her police complaint lodged earlier this week, alleged that she had received calls on her mobile phone since October from some persons claiming that her mobile number had won prizes worth Rs25 lakh cash, a five tola gold necklace and a car worth Rs22 lakh.
The accused asked her to deposit the amount for taxes and other expenses in a bank account number given by them following which Jaswinder deposited Rs26.93 lakh in it, by selling her house.
However, when she did not receive the prize money and other things, she lodged a complaint with police.
With the help of her call records, police traced the numbers and arrested two of the accused - Amit Amarendranath Biswas (28) and Mihir Ashutosh Bhattacharya (56) - from Nashik yesterday.
A police team was also sent to Kolkata to trace the other persons based on mobile call records following which two persons - Chanchal Ghosh and Mansukh Ghosh were detained there.
The two would be brought to the city and interrogation of the accused was on to probe the case, police added.



Vaibhav Dhoka

5 years ago

It is pure GREED that is driving cheaters to be in WIN WIN position.There is regular news in papers about such frauds till one falls pray again to these fraudster.

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Insurance companies being probed for service tax evasion

Bharat Reinsurance, IFFCO Tokio General Insurance, Apollo DKV Insurance, DLF Premierico Life Insurance, Aviva Life Insurance, Sri Ram Life Insurance, Sahara India Life Insurance and Reliance Life Insurance have been found guilty of service tax evasion says Chidambaram

New Delhi: Several insurance companies are being probed for suspected evasion of service tax and recoveries have been made in some cases, Finance Minister P Chidambaram told Lok Sabha on Friday, reports PTI.
During Question Hour Chidambaram provided a list of such insurance companies and firms which are suspected to have evaded service tax or found after investigations to have engaged in financial wrongdoings.
"In cases where investigation has been completed, show cause notices have been issued. Some cases have been adjudicated and demands of service tax confirmed. Appeals against some orders are pending before the Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal," Chidambaram said.
He said recoveries have been made in some cases.
"At this stage, it may not be possible to quantify the exact tax liability in each case," he said.
Seven insurance companies were found evading service tax in 2009-10, nine in 2010-11 and ten in 2011-12. In 2012-13 (up to October) eight companies have been found guilty of service tax evasion.
These are: Bharat Reinsurance Co, IFFCO Tokio General Insurance Services Ltd, Apollo DKV Insurance Co Ltd, DLF Premierico Life Insurance Co, Aviva Life Insurance Company India Ltd, Sri Ram Life Insurance, Sahara India Life Insurance Corp, Reliance Life Insurance Co Ltd, Chidambaram said in his written reply.


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