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Courier boys cheat trader

A west Delhi-based businessman has been running from pillar to post ever since a ‘gang’ of courier boys fled with his cheque and then used their 'connections' at a local bank to get their hands on his money. HT reports.

delhi Updated: Jul 24, 2013 01:52 IST
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A west Delhi-based businessman has been running from pillar to post ever since a ‘gang’ of courier boys fled with his cheque and then used their 'connections' at a local bank to get their hands on his money.

The incident took place in Mayapuri, a few days before Rajeev Goel, a resident of Janakpuri, paid his instalment of a flat before leaving for a business trip to China.

"I had sent a cheque of Rs 3.84 lakh to a Noida-based realty developer on July eight through courier. On July 13, the group informed me that they hadn't received the cheque," Goel said. Goel then made enquiries and was told by the courier company that his cheque had been misplaced.

A few minutes later, however, he got to know that the 'misplaced' cheque was cashed by someone from his bank's Saket branch. A series of meetings with the bank and its officials followed after which Goel informed the police.

He was told that a gang with some representatives in the courier company and some bank officials were involved.

"We have made enquiries that revealed that the victim's cheque was encashed with the help of forged identification documents at a separate branch," said a police officer.

The police said they had reason to believe that some lower-rung officials of the bank were part of the gang. This is being verified.

"I provided them with my complaint and was assigned an investigating officer but a case has not been registered yet," Goel complained. The police said they were making preliminary enquiries and a case would soon be registered on the basis of their investigations.