Police: Thursday arrested two men from Batamaloo Srinagar for allegedly cheating several people mainly businessmen.
A police spokesman said that Tahir Amin and Waheed Ahmad Bhat were involved in cheating over 30 business establishments across the Valley in last six months.
“The gang used social media applications and websites like OLX.com to cheat gullible customers by buying used electronic articles like cell phones, ovens, LED TVs etc against fake bank cheques,” he said.
The accused, according to police, used to purchase several articles including electric wires, bath fitting and clothing from renowned showrooms of the valley and used fake cheques of Axis, SBI and Punjab National banks for the payments.
Police swung into action after a duped businessman filed a complaint at police station Ram-Munshi-Bagh.
“Dozens of other cheating instances by the gang came forth and accordingly gadgets/articles worth lacks of rupees were recovered from them,” Mohmmad Asgar Station house Officer Ram Munshi Bagh told Kashmir Reader.
Asgar said that police is investigating if Tahir’s wife has been involved in the racket. “We will arrest her if it is found that she was also part of the gang.”
Police said that several complainants from several parts of the Valley approached the Police Station. “Investigation of the case is still on and more arrests and recoveries are expected in the coming days,” the spokesperson said.