Gang of fraudsters busted in Srinagar, 2 held

Srinagar: Srinagar Police has arrested two persons involved in over a dozen cheating cases. Identified as Tahir Amin and Waheed Ahmad Bhat of Batamallo area of Srinagar city, the duo along with a lady accomplice, Masrat Tahir wife of Tahir Amin have cheated more than 30 business establishments all over the Valley during last six months.

Police said that the gang used social media Applications and websites like to cheat gullible customers by buying used electronic articles like Cell Phones, Ovens, LED TVs etc against fake bank cheques.

“Similarly, they used to buy articles including electric wires, bath fitting, clothing from renowned showrooms of the valley. Cheques of banks – Axis Bank, SBI and Punjab National Bank were used by them to make payments for the purchases,” police said in a statement.

The Duo was arrested by Police Station Ram Munshi Bagh after getting a written complaint from one businessman of the Sonwar area. Accordingly, a case (FIR 115/2017) under section 420 RPC was registered in Police Station Ram Munshi Bagh.

During the investigation, dozens of other cheating instances by the gang came forth and accordingly gadgets/articles worth lacs of rupees were recovered from them.

Police said that numerous complainants from different parts of valley have approached Ram Munshi Bagh Police station. During investigation so far Police has recovered 15 smart mobile phones, 5 LED TVs, one microwave oven, electric wires, inverter with battery and bath fitting items.

Police said that investigation of the case is still on and more arrests and recoveries are expected.

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