CG CRIME NEWS: Manendra Patel, Durg. In Durg district of Chhattisgarh, the police have clamped down on those who cheated a grain trader of crores of rupees by posing as fake ED officers. Police has arrested 9 accused of cheating. A woman is also included in these. Police has recovered one crore 25 lakh rupees of cheating. 10 mobiles, 7 bank passbooks, fake ED ID cards, fake rubber stamps, gold chain worth Rs 2 lakh, fake number plates have also been seized from the accused. Crime is also registered against the accused in Andhra Pradesh, Goregaon Mumbai, Karnataka.
Let us tell you that even before this, Durg police has arrested 10 accused. A few days back, the police had arrested three accused from Mumbai who had duped grain trader Vinit Gupta of Rs 2 crore by posing as fake ED officers.
According to the information, there is an office of Vineet Gupta, a resident of Hari Nagar Durg, a grain trader in the Parakh complex of Durg. According to the complaint of the businessman, five unknown persons had reached here in a four wheeler. All of them threatened the grain trader by claiming to be ED officers and talking about keeping black money and evading income tax. The victim’s Jewra is Hanumant Rice Mill in Sirsa. The victim is a big grain trader.
For a big property deal, the victim had kept Rs 2 crore in four bags in his office, but before that five people reached his office and showed their fake ID cards. The accused searched the office, in which they found money in four bags. Being afraid of his threat, the victim businessman also gave Rs 2 crore to the fake officials to avoid the action of ED.
After the incident came to the fore, Durg SP Shalabh Sinha, taking command of the investigation, launched a campaign to arrest the accused. After getting important clues from the CCTV footage and the location of the accused in Maharashtra, two police teams were dispatched from where the three accused were arrested. At the same time, 9 accused have also been arrested. Earlier, 7 accused were arrested. Durg police had brought the accused from Mumbai to Chhattisgarh on transit remand.