MAPUSA: Days after the Japanese Consulate issued an advisory of caution to its citizens of being targetted by criminals on Anjuna beach, a Japanese tourist has complained to Goa Police that a gang of persons posing as cops robbed him of his credit and debit cards, mobile phone as well as Indian and Japanese currency during his vacation in the coastal state in December last year, an official said.
The robbers used the debit and credit cards for transactions that have caused a loss of ₹ 9.43 lakh to the complainant, Tatsuki Teramoto, Deputy Superintendent of Police Jivba Dalvi, told reporters on Sunday.
A team has been formed to arrest the unidentified culprits, he said.
In his email complaint, Teramoto claimed he was robbed on December 28 last year at Siolim village in North Goa district, Dalvi said.
As per the tourist’s complaint, which was emailed to the director general of police, he was robbed of Indian currency worth ₹ 30,000, Yen 1,50,000, credit and debit cards and phone, he said.
Post a commentThe Anjuna police have registered an FIR against unidentified persons under Indian Penal Code Sections 419 (cheating) and 392 (robbery), the official said.
Following increasing incidents of cases of illegal confinement, fraud, false criminal cases, and robbery involving Japanese tourists near Anjuna Beach in Goa, the Consulate General of Japan in Mumbai has issued a warning for the Japanese tourists visiting or planning to visit this popular beach.
In an advisory issued recently, the Consulate General has asked Japanese tourists to remain aware and vigilant of any activities of criminal groups targeting travellers and implicating them into false cases of banned drug possession and then extorting money from them.