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FIR against woman, accomplice for duping people on pretext of police job in Ludhiana

As per information, the ASI, Gurdeep Singh, deputed in traffic wing of police was on duty near the Canal bridge in Doraha, when he came to know that a middle-aged man had jumped into a canal.

punjab Updated: Sep 02, 2018 00:55 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
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It is the third such FIR registered against the two accused in the past two days.(Representative photo)

The Division Number 8 police have booked a female banker and her accomplice for allegedly duping a man of Rs1.30 lakh on the pretext of getting him a job in the police department.

The accused have been identified as Veenu Malhotra and her accomplice Manvir Singh, a teacher.

It is the third such FIR registered against the two accused in the past two days.

The case has been registered on the complaint of Gursewak Singh of Kartarpur village of Maloud. In his complaint, Gursewak Singh said he came in contact with Veenu Malhotra through Manvir Singh of Dhaul Khurd village. Veenu Malhotra, who introduced herself as assistant manager at IDBI Bank, claimed that she has contacts in the police department and can help him secure the job of a constable in the force.

The complainant added that he gave Rs 1.70 lakh to the accused for the same. The accused neither secured a job for him nor returned the money. On being pressurised, the accused returned Rs 30,000 to him but refused to return the rest of the money.

ASI Manjit Singh, who is investigating the case, said that a case has been registered and probe initiated in the matter. The accused used to dupe people on the pretext of jobs and later to misguide the complainants, the accused even used to register complaints against each other for grabbing the money.

A case under Sections 420 (cheating) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against the accused.

It is learnt that the police have registered two cases against the accused following the complaints of Harjit Singh and Nirbhay Singh – residents of Kartarpur village of Maloud. The police have launched a manhunt for the arrest of the accused.

First Published: Sep 02, 2018 00:55 IST