There appears to be no check on the fraudulent advertisements published in newspapers, calling for the people interested in giving out their places for erection of mobile towers. More often innocent people get carried away with the lucrative offer of these fraudsters and end up losing their money. In yet another incident of fraud on the similar lines, a 29-year-old woman was duped of Rs 45,000. She has lodged the complaint at Ambazari police. Interestingly, similar such cases have been reported at various police stations here in the past, however cops are yet to take stern action to check such tricking ways.
Sources said an advertisement was published in a newspaper in the name of Asia Tower Company Limited, which said that the company needed to rent 250 sq feet land to erect its tower. Priyadarshini Dnyaneshwar Thakre (29), a resident of Civil Lines, contacted the company between May 8, 2014 and June 4, 2014, at the number flashed with the advertisement. She was informed that the company would pay a rent of Rs 95,000 per month and an amount of Rs 95 lakh will be paid in advance as deposit. However, the person who introduced himself as Rahul Kumar informed that Priyardshini will have to pay Rs 15,000 for each tower as registry that amounted to Rs 45,000 for three towers. She deposited Rs 45,000 through cheque at Bank of Maharashtra. However, the accused Rahul and his mate Ajay Kumar did not contact Priyadardhini after receiving the money. Soon Priyardashini realised that she had been tricked by the company, Rahul and Ajay.
She lodged a complaint with Ambazari police who registered an offence under Sections 420 and 34 of the IPC against the accused. No arrests have been made in the case so far.