In yet another fraud incident, a 35-year-old resident of Shivajinagar gaothan lodged a complaint against the duo for duping him of Rs 84 lakh. The incident came to light on Thursday after a complaint was filed in this case by a man saying a woman posing as a customs officer duped him on the pretext of giving gold bars at cheaper rates.
As per the report, the complainant’s acquaintance had introduced him to the accused woman pretending to be a customs official in September last September. The woman posed as a customs officer and promised him to sell gold bars at cheaper rates.
While narrating the ordeal to the police, the complainant said that he gave her Rs 71.60 lakh and also transferred Rs 12.40 lakh online to a bank account.
While commenting on the incident, sub-inspector Atul Kshirsagar of the Shivajinagar police said, “After waiting for about a year, the victim filed a complaint,” as quoted by a report published in the Times of India.
The report further suggests that a complaint has been filed under sections 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating) of the IPC.
Another similar incident
In another case of defrauding people, a couple has been booked for defrauding at least 13 women in an alleged Rs 60 lakh chit fund fraud. The complainants alleged that the duo floated a scheme exclusively for women promising higher returns.
In order to be perceived as real, the fraudsters held various meetings to lure investors. Unaware of their evil intentions, 13 women invested around Rs 60 lakh in total in a chit fund scheme. When they start asking for returns on investments, the accused refused to pay saying there was no written agreement relating to the scheme.