Punjab CM’s wife duped of Rs 23 lakh, scamster arrested


CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s wife Preneet Kaur fell prey to a cyber fraud, losing Rs 23 lakh to a scamster who duped her through a mobile phone call, posing as a bank manager, said police.

Also a Congress MP from Patiala, Kaur was duped a few days back, said police on Wednesday, adding the scamster, however, has been arrested.

A team of Punjab police arrested the fraudster after tracing his phone call to Ranchi in Jharkhand, said officials.

Kaur received a call a few days back when she was in Delhi to attend the Parliament session, said officials.

Posing as the manager of a nationalised bank, the caller told Kaur that he wanted her bank account details to deposit her salary.