The district police on Monday registered a cheating case against two persons on the complaint of a man who alleged that his brother along with his brother-in-law duped him of Rs 18 lakh.
According to the police, complainant Darshan Kumar, a resident of Dharamgarh, in his complaint said his brother Ashok Kumar and Ashok’s brother-in-law Raj Kumar, a resident of Samana, cheated him of `18 lakh on the pretext of giving him a land of that value.
Darshan said he sold a piece of land in Rs 18 lakh, but his brother Ashok Kumar took the money from him with a promise to give him land at some other location. Darshan said Ashok deposited the money in his own account. “However, when I asked him about the land, Ashok started ignoring me and after a period of time, he denied about any such deal. When I asked him to return my money, Ashok refused to do the same,” Darshan said in his complaint.
Darshan registered a case at Dharamgarh police station against Ashok Kumar and Raj Kumar. He said Ashok committed the fraud with the help of Raj Kumar. Meanwhile, the police registered a case under Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating and dishonesty) of the IPC and further investigations were on in the matter. “Both the accused are on the run,” the police said.