Gujarat: Probe launched after businessman ‘loses Rs 46 lakh’ for ginseng seeds in online fraud

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Police have launched an investigation after a 35-year-old Ahmedabad-based businessman lost Rs 46.8 lakh in an online scam allegedly involving foreign citizens.

According to police, an FIR was lodged at the Ahmedabad Cyber Crime police station after a complaint by Bhavdeep Kumar Goswami, a resident of Sola in Ahmedabad, who is a businessman in the construction industry.

According to Goswami, he lost Rs 46.5 lakh to a gang impersonating as businessmen involved in the import export of Ginseng Wildly Stratified seeds (Ashvagandha), a herb used in ayurvedic medicines.

“In April-end this year, I was contacted on mail by a person named David Tame, who asked me if I am interested in the business of import export of Ginseng seeds as he would like to involve a distributor. When I showed my interest, he gave me the contact of one Manoj Kumar from Mumbai, whom he claimed as his distributor in India,” the businessman said in…

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