Bangladeshi cheaters` gang busted
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Last Updated: Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 18:06
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Tuesday claimed to have smashed a gang of Bangladeshis involved in cheating businessmen by promising them US dollars with the arrest of five youths, including two women.

The arrested have been identified as Sirajul (25), Suleman (35), Hannan (30) and his wife Salma (35) and Bally (22), DCP (North-East) SK Jain said.

The arrests came following investigations into a complaint filed by Rakesh Kumar Gupta, who runs a sanitary-cum-hardware in Kotla Mubarakpur. He was allegedly lured into a trap by a woman named Nargis who posed herself as a customer and made the payment in dollar after purchasing a lock.

"Though he refused to accept the payment in dollar, Nargis told him that her husband got these dollars at a dustbin and she is in possession of 1,170 dollars of USD 20 each.

"She was in rags and believing her, the complainant struck a deal for Rs one lakh in lieu of dollars. He was called to Ashok Nagar in Jyoti Nagar to take the dollars. However, he was cheated. Similar incidents of cheating of dollars were reported in the area of North East," Jain said.

The first to be arrested was Sirajul from near Shastri Park Metro Station on a tip-off that someone was at the locality showing them dollars pretending that he got them from a dustbin and wanted to sell it. His interrogation led to the arrest of others.

"They (gang members) have divided their job into two parts. The first part of luring and inducement was the job of the women who in rags used to visit shopkeepers and after taking a small article used to make the payment in dollars.

"Usually shopkeepers fall prey and ask for dollars. The lady tells them she had got these dollars accidentally in the dustbin installed before embassy," Jain said.

Sirajul sneaked into India five years ago and was brought to India by Nargis. Hannan and Suleman, who are relatives, were also brought into the trade by Nargis, who is yet to be arrested.


First Published: Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 18:06

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