Two persons, claiming to be the employees of a nationalised telecom company, were booked for allegedly duping an Indian Army Major, posted at Western Command Headquarters, Chandimandir, of Rs 91, 200 on the pretext of installing a mobile tower on his land in Bahadurgarh, Haryana.
According to police, the complainant, Major Baljit Singh, alleged Verma and Vishnu Bhardwaj posed themselves as Vodafone, New Delhi, employees and duped him. He stated he read an advertisement in newspaper regarding the mobile-tower installation. When he called on the mobile numbers mentioned in it, he came in contact with Verma, who further introduced him to Vishu Bharadwaj, saying he was a lawyer of Vodafone and would help in the process.
Initially, he was asked to pay Rs 1,200 and then Rs 20, 000 - and was told it was refundable - and then Rs 70, 000 as tax to the government. The accused had told him that the company would pay him Rs 30 lakh for the installation of tower, and the money paid by him would also be refunded.
However, a few days later, when the complainant tried to establish a contacted with the accused, their mobile numbers were not working, following which, a police complaint was lodged.
Meanwhile, in an another cheating case, Sagar Singh, a resident of Rishikesh, alleged a man and a woman, both representatives of Cinif Technology Ltd at IT Park, Chandigarh, did not pay his salary as well as the security of `22,472 deposited by him at the time of joining.
A cases under relevant sections 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code was registered at the Manimajra police station.