Being a celebrity always comes with a price. Their identities are often used to carry out fraud and scams. On Friday evening, the Uttar Pradesh police arrested three foreign perpetrators for scamming a retired Army colonel. They had defrauded him of Rs 1.81 crore. According to the UP police, two of them belong to Nigeria and one belongs to Ghana.
As reported by India.com, Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s fake passport too has been recovered from the accused in Greater Noida. According to the police statement, her picture was on the passport. The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Greater Noida, Abhishek Verma in his statement said that during the arrest, the police found USD 3,000 and 10,500 pounds in their possession. ALSO READ: THROWBACK! When Paparazzi Made Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Cry At A Charity Event; Actress Pleaded With Media To Maintain Disciple- WATCH
The police made the bust while investigating online fraud complaint of Rs 1.81 crores lodged by a retired Colonel. Official statement from Noida police. 👇 pic.twitter.com/ZejO9Ah70o— Piyush Rai (@Benarasiyaa) December 16, 2022
They have also seized fake Indian currency worth over Rs 10.76 crore along with dozens of bundles of fake British pounds and US dollars from the residency of the three individuals during the arrest. Verma went on to reveal that 11 SIM cards, 6 mobile phones, laptops, printers, along with devices used by the three to print fake currencies have also been reportedly seized by the police. ALSO READ: THROWBACK! Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Gets Scared Of Wardrobe Malfunction; Requests Paparazzi To Stand And Click Her Pictures-HERE’S WHY!
On the work front, Aishwarya was last seen in Mani Ratnam’s dream project, Ponniyin Selvan I. She essayed the role of Nandini, Queen of Pazhuvoor. Released on September 30, the pan-Indian film also starred Vikram, Karthi, Trisha Krishnan, Jayam Ravi, and Sobhita Dhulipala in pivotal roles. She will be reprising her role in Ponniyin Selvan II.
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