Six persons were arrested for allegedly cheating a fruit trader of Rs 8.5 lakh, police said on Monday.
The arrested persons have been identified as Sohan Pal Sharma, Prabhat Sagar, Kapil Narula, Vikash Gupta, Nitin and Santosh Kumar.
The police have recovered Rs 4.60 lakh out of the cheated amount out of Rs 8.50 lakh.
The arrests came following investigations into a complaint filed by Shyam Lal Arora, the businessman, on April 3 saying that he had received a message on his mobile phone regarding withdrawal of Rs 8.5 lakh by a self-paid cheque from the company account. The money was encashed at ICICI Bank Gwalior Branch in Madhya Pradesh.
"The ICICI branch in Azadpur here informed that they despatched it to Arora through courier but he claimed he did not receive it. The working system of courier company for delivery of cheque book was checked and the accused wereapprehended,” P Karunak­aran, deputy comm­iss­­ioner of police (northwest), said.