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Sunday, 11 October 2020

Tricksters’ gang busted, 3 held

Chandigarh, October 10

The UT police have arrested three members of a gang who used to trick people and dupe them on the pretext of providing them bus tickets. With their arrest, the police claimed to have solved two cases registered at the Sector 31 police station. According to the police, complainant Ram Sagar Paswan had reported that two unknown persons approached him and his nephew Ram Babu Paswan near a bus stand in Ram Darbar on October 8.

The fraudsters tricked the complainant and his nephew by assuring them that they would book their bus tickets online. "The suspects took Rs4,000 from the complainant and Rs4,500 from his nephew for booking bus tickets. The suspects also took their mobile phones claiming that they will receive an OTP for online booking on their cell phones," said Inspector Paramjit Kaur, SHO of the Sector 31 police station.

The suspects then went inside a building and fled from the spot. The victims later realised that they had been duped. The fraudsters also duped a Uttarakhand resident of Rs32,000 and two mobile phones on October 7.

Complainant Hara Dhan reported that he went to the ISBT, Sector 43, to board a bus for Haridwar. He claimed that there was no bus available for Haridwar. While he was waiting at the bus stand, unknown persons approached him and told him that private buses leave for Uttarakhand from Hallo Majra.

The duo brought the complainant to Hallo Majra and took cash from him to book a ticket. The duo also fooled him by claiming that they needed his mobile phones for online booking of bus ticket. The police said during investigation, the suspects, identified as Mohammad Jamshid (25), Maheshwar Paswan (50) and Santosh Paswan, all residents of Bihar, had been arrested. —TNS

from The Tribune

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