Pune police book woman for cheating labourers of Rs 5,000
A woman was booked for allegedly cheating five migrant labourers by taking money from them under a false pretext of getting them a pass to travel to Uttar Pradesh.
A complaint in the matter was lodged by the owner of a paan kiosk identified as Rajeshkumar Shamacharan Gautam, 40, a resident of Chintamani nagar area of Hadapsar.
The transactions happened between May 22 and May 26, according to the complainant near a rickshaw stand in Gadital area of Hadapsar.
The accused allegedly took Rs 1,000 from each of the five people with a promise of filling forms and getting a permit for travel to their native place on the Shramik special trains started by the government.
The accused, according to the complaint, is also a resident of the same area.
The complainant and the four witnesses are natives of Uttar Pradesh.
A case under section 420 (punishment for cheating) of Indian penal code along with sections 66(c) and 66(d) of Information Technology Act was registered at the Hadapsar police station. Police sub-inspector RR Patil of Hadapsar police station is investigating the case.