A 38-year-old jeweller has alleged that a woman known to his sister-in-law cheated him of over Rs 40 lakh by buying jewellery from his shop and giving him cheques that could not be encashed.
The jeweller alleged that woman threatened him whenever he approached her for payment.
According to a senior police officer, the jeweller, Ashok Kumar, in his complaint told the police that the woman had given them three cheques on three different dates. But when he presented the cheques at the bank concerned, they could not be encashed. The woman had allegedly requested the bank to stop payment of the three cheques.
On the basis of the jeweller’s complaint, an FIR was registered at the Tilak Nagar police against the woman, who is yet to be arrested. A team has been formed to investigate the case and arrest the woman, said the senior officer.
“The jeweller in his complaint told us that he knew the woman through his sister-in-law. In March, the woman had come to his shop and took jewellery worth over Rs 5 lakh. She again went to the shop in the same month and took jewellery worth over R6 lakh. In April, the woman took jewellery worth over Rs 24 lakh. The payments were made in cheques,” said the officer.
The police said the woman had duped more people with a similar modus operandi.