BENGALURU: Model and Bigg Boss 11 contestant Bandgi Kalra has been booked for cheating a city-based engineering student by posting a fake advertisement of iPhone X on her Instagram account. The victim, Yuvaraj Singh Yadav, who follows the accused on the Instagram, was quick to book an iPhone X for Rs 61,000, believing the advertisement posted by Kalra. According to Yadav, who filed the complaint at the Marathahalli police station naming Kalra, differentcollection.nexafasion.com and BlueDart courier, Kalra posted an advertisement on her Instagram account which offered iPhone X for Rs 61,000. The advertisement also had a WhatsApp mobile number on which the victim called and booked the phone.
Yadav, as per the agreement, transferred Rs 13,000 to a PayTM account linked to 6359007813. Later, when he visited Kalra's Instagram, he found the advertisement missing. Though he got suspicious about the deal, the seller assured him that the product would be delivered via BlueDart. On Wednesday, Yadav got the courier which he collected by paying the remaining amount of `48,000. But when he opened the parcel, he found only a dummy phone. Felt cheated, he filed the complaint. Marathahalli Police Inspector Sadiq Pasha, who is investigating the case, told Deccan Chronicle that Kalra has been summoned for questioning as she was also involved in the cheating incident.
"We have sent an email to Kalra and have summoned her. Though we are not sure of her exact involvement in the incident, she has promoted the product on her Instagram account. Though she has deleted the post, the victim has submitted the screenshot," Mr Pasha said. "Kalra has over five lakh followers on her Instagram account and we suspect many more people may have got cheated similarly," he said. Mr Pasha said that Kalra has been given three days to appear before the police, failing which a team will be sent to arrest her, he said.