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Lure of gold biscuits costs Ludhiana man 4.5L

Cheating case registered against Rajasthan man, accomplice who had contacted him through WhatsApp last year
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2020 10:25 PM IST

Police on Monday booked two persons for duping a Haibowal resident of 4.5 lakh on the pretext of selling gold biscuits.

In his complaint, Shamsuddin Ali, a resident of Naveen Nagar in Haibowal said that his friend Mohammad Mudassar got a message on WhatsApp from Inam Khan stating that a person in Rajasthan is selling gold biscuits which he found while digging up a piece of land.

Lured by the offer, Shamsuddin contacted Inam seeking details of the person selling the gold biscuits. Shamsuddin was told to meet the accused Mohammad Rahil Khan, a resident of Bharatpur in Rajasthan. On December 4, 2019, he went to Bharatpur and met the accused who gave him a gold biscuit.

To ensure authentication, Shamsuddin went to a jeweller who verified the gold biscuit. He then purchased two gold biscuits for 4.5 lakh and returned to the city.

Upon checking, he found the gold to be fake, following which he gave a complaint to the police who initiated inquest proceedings in the matter.

“After verifying the details, the police on Monday registered a case under Sections 420 (cheating) and 120B (whoever is a party to a criminal conspiracy to commit an offence punishable with death) of the Indian Penal Code at the Haibowal police station, said assistant commissioner of police (ACP, west) Sameer Verma.

A search is on to nab Mohammad and Inam, the police said.

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