Three arrested for duping people with fake currency

Written by November 17, 2018 15:28

New Delhi: Three persons have been arrested for allegedly duping over 100 victims of money and valuables, the police said on Friday. The accused have been committing the crime for the past eight months, they said.

Based on a complaint, officials of the Sector-20 police station arrested the accused near a private bank in Sector-1 of the city Friday morning, Superintendent of Police (SP) at Noida City Sudha Singh said.

The accused — Abid, Rakesh and Ramukar — targeted people near banks, bus stands and railway stations. They lured the victims with a bundle of cash, the police said.

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The trio assured the victims that they had stolen the money from their employer because they were not paid but they do not have any bank account to deposit the money.

“The accused used to target illiterate people. Fearing legal action, the victims avoided approaching police,” said an officer.

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The bundle of cash had two original notes on front and two at the back but filled with fake ones in between. They requested the victims to deposit the money in their account and transfer it later but give them some money or jewellery in exchange, the police said.

The accused have been booked under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 419 (cheating by impersonation) and 420 (fraud), police said, adding they have been remanded in judicial custody.