Nagpur News: Four bogus policemen targeted two aged women and relieved them of their gold ornaments collectively worth Rs 2,55,000 on Sunday (February 23).
According to police, in the first incident, the victim Indu Shivdas Mahulikar (75), resident of Chandurkar Square, in front of Abhyankar Smarak, Dhantoli in Nagpur was standing near Krushnadas Provisions on Chitale Marg (Street) at about 1015 hours on Sunday. At the same time, two unidentified persons on a motorcycle approached Indu Mahulikar and told her, “We are policemen. Remove your gold ornaments. We will pack them properly and safely in a paper packet.” With these “assuring” words, the bogus policemen took the gold ornaments from Indu and ‘packed’ them in a paper fold. They then returned the paper packet to Indu and fled the spot. However, after sometime, Indu suspected some foul play and opened the paper packet only to find a single glass bangle inside it. Indu was relieved of her gold ornaments worth Rs 1,80,000. The Dhantoli police, acting on the complaint lodged by the 75-year old Indu Mahulikar, booked the two bogus policemen under Sections 170, 420, 34 of the IPC. PSI Bhalavi is investigating the matter further.
In the second incident, two other bogus policemen trapped a 64-year old woman and indulging in the same modus operandi, robbed her of gold bangles worth Rs 75,000. The victim Najma Rehmanbaksh Raeen, resident of Plot No. 34, Friends Colony on Katol Road in Nagpur, was going to a beauty parlour on foot. When Najma reached in front of Gudluck Bar in Friends Colony, two unidentified persons riding on a motorcycle approached her and told Najma, “We are policemen.” They then adopted the same modus operandi as the two bogus policemen had adopted earlier. The only difference was the two bogus policemen scared Najma by telling her that the gold bangles she was wearing could be stolen. They then asked her to remove the gold bangles and took them in their hands. The two fake policemen then pretended the gold bangles were being packed in a paper packet and returned them and asked her to keep the packet in the purse. But when Najma returned home and opened the packet, she was shocked to find glass bangles instead of the gold. Najma was thus robbed of her gold bangles worth Rs 75,000. The Gittikhadan PSI Bhagat registered an offence and booked the two bogus policemen under Sections 170, 420, 34 of the IPC after Najma filed a complaint with him.