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Two criminals try to cheat man at Mumbai bank, held

Mumbai city news: The accused were wanted in another case at Juhu police station and were out on bail in two more similar cases.

mumbai Updated: Jul 11, 2017 12:54 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
Jayprakash S Naidu
Hindustan Times
Mumbai city news,cheating,crime

The Juhu police recently arrested two men who allegedly tried to cheat a man at a State Bank of India branch in Juhu, Vile Parle (West). The men told him that they would give him a hefty commission for depositing their black money into his account. The accused were wanted in another case at Juhu police station and were out on bail in two more similar cases.

According to the Juhu police the incident took place at around 11.30am on July 6. The accused have been identified as Mohammad Jamil Mansuri, 22, and Ashfaq Shaikh, 20. Both are residents of Nalasopara.

The duo told the complainant that they have Rs2 lakh in cash, which they cannot deposit in the bank as they do not have a bank account. They said it was black money, and hence they needed his help to deposit it in the bank. They said that in exchange, he can give them whatever small amount he had brought with him to deposit, and that they would divide the entire amount later.

The man suspected something amiss and alerted the bank official, who alerted the Juhu police. Detection officer, police sub inspector Vikas Lambate from Juhu police managed to nab the duo before they could escape. The police seized a bundle of notes from them, which they realised consisted mostly of blank sheets of paper.

The duo was then brought to Juhu police station, and it was found out that they had cheated another man of Rs50,000 using the same modus operandi. They gave him a bundle of notes and by the time he counted them, they left with his Rs50,000. A First Information Report (FIR) was registered against them earlier this year.

The police said that they have similar cheating cases against them at Bhandup police station and LT marg police station. The accused have been booked for cheating under section 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

First Published: Jul 11, 2017 12:54 IST

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