THE CITY police on Tuesday arrested two persons for cheating a man for selling him gold biscuits that turned out to be brass ones.
The accused, Purushottam Soni and Badri Singh, both from Sagar, approached Sharif Khan, resident of Nishatpura in the afternoon. The duo offered him silver coins at a cheap price and Khan got the coins tested.
After being satisfied that they were genuine, he bought five such coins for Rs 500. The duo then offered him gold biscuits at Rs 1,000 apiece. Khan bought two biscuits and went to the jeweller to get them tested where he found that they were made of brass. Subsequently, he informed the police.
he accused were found sitting in a liquor shop near Gautam Nagar and the police caught them. They have been booked for fraud and are being interrogated.
Meanwhile, in a separate incident, thieves struck at a Jain temple in Piplani and decamped with valuables. The complainant, JP Sharma, informed the police that a silver ‘chhatra’ and Rs 1,000 from the cash box were missing. The police have begun investigations.