A case of cheating and fraud has been registered against two residents of Sandaur for not delivering two threshing machines worth Rs 3.9 lakh, despite having been paid an advance of Rs 1 lakh by the complainant.
According to police sources, Paramjit Singh, 46, of Jassi Baghwali village in Sangat tehsil of Bathinda district, had complained to senior superintendent of police (SSP) MS Sidhu that he had placed an order for the delivery of the machines with Harjit Singh, 50, and his son Amrik Singh, 35, who own a farm machinery-making unit, Deep Agri Works, at Sandaur, and paid Rs 1 lakh in advance to them.
He said they had agreed to deliver the machines on or before January 15. However, they have neither delivered the machines so far nor returned the advance money despite repeated calls and visits to them. The SSP had ordered a probe which established that the complainant had been cheated.
A case under sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against the unit owners.