The police arrested a 32-year-old man for duping a businessman at the Mulund branch of the Dena Bank on Tuesday.
The police said the accused, Humayun Jafri Noor Jafri (32), pretended to help the victim and in the process stole Rs. 45,000 from him.
An officer from the Mulund police station, on condition of anonymity because he is not authorised to speak to the media said, “The incident took place on Tuesday morning when the victim, Moham Shankar Powar, a businessman, withdrew cash from the bank. Jafri, who was present in the bank scouting for possible victims, approached him telling him that some of the notes in the cash bundle that the bank gave him were soiled.
While helping Powar detect the soiled notes, he diverted his attention to some other place for a few minutes. In this time, he managed to pocket Rs 45,000 from the bundle and returned the cash bundle back to him. Before Powar realised the notes were missing, Jafri fled the bank. We managed to track Jafri based on the description Powar gave us.”
Jafri was produced before a local court, and was remanded to police custody till Friday.