In the growing incidents of cheating in the name of dollars, a 30-year old man lost his Rs 2,00,000 for receiving Rs 4,00,000 American dollars. What the man was given in exchange was a wad of waste paper. Three persons have been booked in this connection.
According to police, the victim Mudassar Sheikh Akbar Sheikh (30), resident of Hingna, Nagpur had met two of the accused Jubel Ishhaq Khan and Pervez Jamir Sheikh, both natives of West Bengal, on November 8 this year. Both the accused then had introduced Mudassar to the third accused named Ashok (which later turned out to be a fake name). All the three accused told Mudassar that they possessed 4 lakh American dollars and they want to sell them in Rs 2 lakh. Once in their trap, the three accused called Mudassar to meet them in front of Wanadongri-based Kalmegh Dental College between November 8 and 10. The accused took Rs 2 lakh from Mudassar and handed over a wad of 4 lakh ‘American dollars’. The dollars looked like American dollars in appearance. However, when Mudassar cross-checked the ‘American dollars’ the money turned out to be mere waste paper worth nothing. The foxed Mudassar immediately lodged a complaint with MIDC Police Station in this connection.
MIDC PSI Kale has booked the three accused Jubel Ishhaq Khan, Pervez Jamir Sheikh and the so-called Ashok under Sections 420, 34 of the IPC and launched a hunt to nab them.