Nagpur: In yet another incident of bogus cops looting gullible citizens, particularly the elder persons, a woman was relieved of her gold booty worth Rs 1 lakh by three criminals. The Chhaoni incident took place on Thursday morning. Cops have mounted a hunt to nab the offenders.
The victim, Shobha Purshottam Gandhi (60), resident of Starkey Towan, Chhaoni, was returning home walking around 7.30 am on Thursday. Midway, near Durga Mandir in the same area, the three unidentified accused anti-socials, accosted Shobha and told her that they are “police.” Scaring” her with looting incidents, the three bogus cops asked Shobha to take out the gold ornaments she was wearing and keep them in a paper packet. While Shobha was keeping the gold stuff in a paper packet, the three goons, on the pretext of helping her, took the ornaments and pocketed themselves by diverting her attention. Moreover, they handed over another paper packet containing trash and vanished from the scene. When Shobha returned home and opened the packet, she was shocked to find trash instead of gold jewellery. The three fake cops tricked and robbed Shobha of gold booty worth Rs 1 lakh.
Sadar PSI Sonde has booked the three bogus cops under Sections 170, 419, 420, 34 of IPC and launched a hunt to nab them.