Coimbatore: The city cybercrime police on Thursday registered a case against unidentified online fraudsters who posing as Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers cheated an elderly man of 39.74 lakh.
In his complaint, C S Chandrasekar, 70, of Saibaba Colony, who runs an ortho clinic, said he had received a phone call from a person who introduced himself as Sunil Kumar, a CBI officer from New Delhi, on May 23, informing him that the agency was in possession of a parcel sent to him and it contained a debit card and 140 grams of methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), a synthetic drug.
Chandrasekar was also contacted by another person, who introduced himself as CBI officer Sunil Kumar. “The duo asked him to appear before them in person for an inquiry and told him that an arrest warrant had been issued against him. They later asked him to transfer the money in his bank account to a bank account number, which was shared with him, with a promise to transfer it back after the completion of inquiry,” a police officer said.
Chandrasekar transferred 39.74 lakh to the provided bank account. When there was no response from the duo for more than two weeks, he approached the cybercrime police, who booked a case under sections 419, 420 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 66 D of the Information Technology Act. Further investigation is on.

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