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Cheats who sold soap in place of iPhone to engineer arrested

india Updated: Jan 13, 2012 01:08 IST
Leena Dhankhar

The city police have arrested two persons who would fleece people in the garb of expensive mobile phones.

The police have also recovered a country-made pistol from them and leather pouches in which they used to keep detergent soaps instead of iPhones.

The accused have been identified as Shehzad Akbar, 32, and Shehzad Rassudin, 28. They are from Pasunda village in Ghaziabad.

“They used to come to Gurgaon for robbery and cheating,” said Sanjeev Balhara, a police inspector.

The two were arrested on Thursday night when they were trying to snatch a car near Leisure Valley Park. On interrogation, they admitted that they had cheated Kamal Chawla of Sushant Lok.

On January 2, Chawla, a Wipro engineer, was leaving his Sushant Lok residence when two boys approached him offering him the latest iPhone 4s. As he already had plans to buy a new phone, he stopped and took the conversation forward.

After discussing the features, they convinced Chawla to buy the phone. Chawla was duped of R25,000.

The police identified the accused by the CCTV footage of an Apple showroom in MGF mall. “We have taken them on one day remand for further interrogation,” said investigating officer Shiv Kumar.

“The two used to keep two same leather pouches, one with iPhone and another with detergent cake,” said Balhara.