May 20, 2024

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Couple wanted for defrauding people in Bihar held in Gkp

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A couple, after defrauding several people at Chapra in Saran district of Bihar, tried to flee to another safe haven but this time they ran out of luck.

Acting on a tip-off, the Railway Protection Force constables swung into action and arrested the couple from the New Delhi-New Jalpaiguri train on Thursday. Earlier, the couple was staying in New Delhi. After their arrest the fraudulent couple was handed over to the Bihar police.

Gorakhpur RPF Inspector Rajesh Kumar Sinha, on Friday, said, “Fraudster Dhiraj Agarwal along with his wife were receiving money from Chapra residents in Saran district of Bihar and then taking the money to the post office for deposit under various savings instruments. In the beginning they did the task of procuring money from people for postal savings schemes diligently and sincerely. But after winning the hearts of the people, the couple resorted to cheating gullible customers. To remove doubts over their shady deals, later the cheats started handing over fake deposit receipts to the customers.”

Sub-Inspector from Chapra, Mukesh Kumar, who came to take the arrested couple to Bihar, said, “The couple was involved in cheating people in Bihar and cases were registered against them under sections 419 and 406 of the Indian Penal Code for cheating depositors.

Even the arrested couple confessed to the police their involvement in the crime. The couple had siphoned off money to the tune of Rs 30 crore while depositing them under the various postal saving schemes.

The customers trusted the couple to such an extent that the fraudsters were allowed to receive the deposit sums after maturity from the post office on behalf of the customers.

Courtesy: PNS (DailyPioneer)

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