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Mercedes dream costs south Delhi man Rs 17 lakh

Police are on the lookout for two people who allegedly cheated a Delhi resident of more than R17 lakh after promising to help him buy a used Mercedes car.

india Updated: Sep 23, 2012 00:12 IST
HT Correspondent

Police are on the lookout for two people who allegedly cheated a Delhi resident of more than Rs 17 lakh after promising to help him buy a used Mercedes car.

Rohit and Rahul, the accused duo, are said to have presented themselves to a Gurgaon businessman as brokers willing to help him sell his Mercedes car. The businessman told the duo that he was already in touch with the Delhi resident, Sushil Kumar, who was interested in buying his car. He gave Kumar’s cell phone number to the duo who assured him of a deal.

Rahul later spoke to Kumar over the car deal. When Kumar asked for a test drive, Rahul gave him the cell phone number of Rohit who would assist him with the deal.

After the test drive, an apparently satisfied Kumar paid Rohit R50,000 as advance and R17 lakh later to close the deal. Rohit dropped Kumar at Connaught Place, promising to return soon with the car after completing some paper work, a police officer said.

Kumar, a Panchsheel Vihar resident, spent the next few hours waiting for Rohit, who did not turn up and whose cell phone, like Rahul’s, was switched off.

Kumar went to the home of the Gurgaon businessman in Sushant Lok Block C. There he was told that the businessman had not received any money from the duo and did not know them well.

Then, Kumar went to the Sushant Lok police station and lodged a complaint. “We are tracking the cell phones of the duo,” said a police officer.