Police investigating the case of the 63-year old businessman from South Mumbai, who was duped of Rs57.50 lakh while exchanging old currency, have recovered the car used by the accused to commit the crime.
Police recovered the Tata Safari, in which the senior citizen was asked to keep his money, from Mazgaon.
The Byculla police are also trying to trace the four accused through call data records of three suspects. The police suspect that the accused have fled the city with the money. Police officials also obtained the CCTV camera footage of the area.
They have obtained call recordings of the mastermind, Meeraj Ali alias Danny, which were recorded by the senior citizen.
“The victim recorded the calls. We will use these to get leads,” said an officer from the Byculla police station. The Mumbai crime branch has initiated a parallel investigation into the case.
On November 12, South Mumbai businessman Siraj Shansaddin Dalal was duped of Rs57.50 lakh while he was trying to exchange old currency. Four men duped him under the pretext of helping him use the currency to buy a new house.
A case was registered under sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.