Shillong, Sep 15 (PTI) A court here today remanded six Nigerians and an Indian woman to six days’ police custody in a case wherein a Meghalaya woman was duped Rs 21 lakh.
The accused were brought from Delhi and produced before Judicial Magistrate First Class L Kharshiing.
The judge sent them to six days’ police custody as sought by the investigation officer.
The seven persons were arrested in Delhi on September 12.
The accused had befriended the victim on Facebook and then claimed to have come to India to meet the Meghalaya woman, but they were detained at the Delhi airport by customs for carrying huge amount of cash and expensive gifts for the woman. The woman was then made to pay to the custom officials.
To help her Facebook friend, the victim had sent Rs 21 lakh in instalments through bank transfers. However, she later realised that she had been cheated and lodged a complaint with the police.
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