Promising marriage, Mohsin Shah allegedly siphoned off Rs 36 lakh from Thai national
Srinagar: A local court on Monday convicted a man under section 420 and 109 RPC for duping a foreigner of Rs 36 lakhs after promising to marry her.
Two other accused were acquitted for want of evidence.
According to a complaint by Sarawit Patara Chokchai, a Thai national living in Germany, she arrived as a tourist in Kashmir in 2007 and came in contact with Mohsin Shah, a salesman at Shaw Art Palace.
In the days following, Shah followed her, took her out on sight seeing, and expressed interest in marriage. He also took her home, and introduced Sarawit to his parents.
However, over the years, Shah bought a car, and raised a house on money sent by Sarawit, telling her that these would be transferred in her name. However, Sarawit eventually came to know that Shah was married, and was cheating her.
Sarawit felt she had been deceived when Shah started showing disinterest and anger towards her besides trying to avoid.
The Forest magistrate Srinagar, hearing the case, concluded that the prosecution has proved its case beyond doubt against the accused and convicted him for duping Sarawit (of Rs 36 lakhs, as per the details provided by complainant’s counsel)
Later in the day, Shah was admitted on bail by the court and provided 15-days time to file an appeal against the conviction order.