Published On : Tue, Apr 1st, 2014

Tricksters booked for duping two persons of Rs 3.75 lakh and Rs 9.04 lakh in separate cases

Nagpur News : Sitabuldi police have registered two fraud cases under its jurisdiction on Monday where accused defrauded complainants of Rs 3.75 lakh and Rs 9.04 lakh respectively. Cops have started their investigations in both the cases.

In the first case, four persons, including a woman, win the trust of the complainant ad assured him to grant him Rs 25 lakh loan that he needed. The accused are Ajaykumar Sharma, Sonia Agrawal, Vivek Agrawal, and Deepak Shah. According to the complainant Suresh Khimjibhai Patel (49), a resident of Dhantoli, the fraud took place between March 13 and March 25 this year.

The accused assured Suresh to sanction his loan of Rs 25 lakh from company Green Plus Associate Level 5. They then demanded Rs 1.87 lakh cash from Suresh as processing fees at the rate of 7.5%. The informed Suresh that the amount had been deposited in the company bank account. In addition, the accused also took a cheque of Rs 1.87 lakh from Suresh which they did not return him. Thus, they caused him a loss of Rs 3.75 lakh.

However, soon the accused locked the company office and escaped. The investigations revealed that the accused have duped other persons also with the same trick.

On the complaint of Suresh, Sitabuldi police have registered an offence under Section 420 and 34 of the IPC against the four accused.

In another case which took place again under the jurisdiction of Sitabuldi police station, two persons duped a man of Rs 9.04 lakh on a land issue. The fraudsters, police informed, have been identified as Paras Rajusingh Chauhan and Raju Shankarsingh Chauhan, a resident of Itwari.

The accused put up a banner of a lay out on the name of Laxmiraj Developers Co. Pro. Paras R Chauhan on the land at Khasra No. 157, 158 and 159. The land was under the possession of Maharashtra State Electricity Board for its project. On investigations, it was revealed that the accused did not take approval of the farm land owner about putting up the banner. Later, the accused prepared fake documents of the land which stated that the land was on the name of Paras and Raju.

The accused lured the complainant’s wife and his friend to buy the land at cheap and the duo fell for the trick. The accused met the duo at Modi No. 3, in front of Janaki Talkies, Sitabuldi and asked for Rs 9.04 lakh as stamp duty and registration fee. The duo handed over the money to the accused. But the accused were nowhere to be found after taking the money.

The complainant realized that they had been tricked and immediately informed Sitabuldi police about the fraud. On the basis of the complaint by William Michael D’souza, aged 58, Sitabuldi police registered an offence under Sections 420, 468and 34 of the IPC.

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