I am Sandeep, a resident of Hyderabad, Telangana. A girl named richa has filed a complaint in Delhi because she was scammed by someone for 27K on telegram. She was told to make 2 payments (21K & 5K). She paid 5K to a girl named Yashaswini. Yashaswini brought 17500 INR worth USDT (crypto) from me and paid me 17504 INR for that.
Next day, she realized she is a scam victim and filed a complaint in cybercrime. As a result, cybercrime has now frozen 4 of my bank accounts and 55000 INR in it. They also froze Yashaswini's account with 1.4 Lakhs. I think they are blocking all accounts which are linked even remotely.
I was able to contact Richa and Yashaswini and above info is based on what they have told me.
This is insane and absolutely unfair that they hold my 55000 INR hostage for a 5K transaction. I talk to Delhi West CyberCrime and they are saying I will have to wait until investigation and may have to come to Delhi.
I told Richa, I will pay the 5K which she paid Yashaswini if she & the cops can assure me that they will remove the freezes on my account. But she us refusing to cooperate and saying she will need 27K completely. I am willing to give up 5K to get my money cleared but she doesn't care.
Is it even legal to freeze accounts like this? What actions can I take to force them to release my accounts. They have frozen 4 bank accounts, 55K present in it and any more money received will also be frozen. This feels like a deliberate attempt to discourage crypto usage.
Can I take any legal action against them for this?