International Scamster Apprehended By Delhi Police

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New Delhi: An Afghan national, who was accused of cheating, sexual assault and extortion by a US citizen, has been arrested by the Delhi Police Crime Branch. The accused is believed to have befriended her through the social networking site Facebook.

Hameedullah, a resident of Afghanistan and having an office in Karol Bagh of New Delhi, namely Sunlight World Trade E-Commerce Company, is said to have cheated and extorted money from the US national and then transferred it through Western Union Money Transfer to his home country.

The matter came to light when the US citizen approached the Delhi Police and filed a complain about being cheated and extorted in India by a man from Afghanistan. Hameedullah befriended the US woman though Facebook after posing as one MK Faheem.

He lured her under the pretext of love and commitment and even persuaded her to meet him. After winning her confidence, he promised her a life long relationship and even put forth the idea of marriage.

The accused even presented a fake marriage certificate which mentioned her as being his wife. The accused started having a physical relationship with her and even took sexually explicit pictures and videos of her.

After he got her total confidence he began to take money from her under false pretenses, and it amounted to USD 86,000.

He then got the amount transferred to Afghanistan through Western Union Money Transfer and then received the amount in India through other channels.

The victim uncovered the true identity of the accused and she also discovered that he was mentioned as a scammer on the website whoscammedyou.com.

When she confronted him, he threatened her that he would inform the FBI that the money transferred by her through Western Union was paid to terrorists in Kabul.

The accused also said that he would upload the sexually explicit pictures and videos he had taken of her on the internet. He even threatened he would pour acid on her.

Upon receiving the complain, the Delhi Police Crime Branch immediately sprang into action and apprehended Hameedullah near Hyatt hotel, RK Puram and recovered mobile phones and the vehicle used by him.

Hameedullah was born in Kabul in January 1981 and brought up at Mazar Sharif, Afghanistan. He holds an Afghan passport issued at Kabul. His family moved to UAE in 1997/98 due to hostile conditions in Afghanistan. He arrived in India in July 2011 on a tourist visa that was later converted to medical visa.