Based on the complaint, an FIR under IPC sections 386 (extortion by putting a person in fear of death or grievous hurt) and under 420 (cheating) was registered against three persons, including the two main accused. Police said that the extent of the fraud will be known only after going through bank details and other transactions of the victim and the accused. “Ikramuddin told me that he has a magical lamp made of gold and it weighs around 5kg. He also said that a genie resides in it. He said the lamp is magical and all my wishes will come true. But I had to keep it locked in a box for two years or else some untoward incident will happen in my family,” according to the complainant filed by the doctor. But, Khan realised very soon that he has been cheated. Later, police said that the two men have cheated several people with this trick. “They would entice the gullible customers by promising exponential returns. To win their trust, they would initially return money as promised only to ensure the victim returns with a bigger sum,” said Subhash Atri, station house officer at Brahmapuri police station.