Chennai: 4 held for cheating businessman of Rs 43L

Four alleged conmen posing as Income Tax sleuths were arrested here for cheating a businessman of Rs 43 lakh, police said today.

Chennai: Four alleged conmen posing as Income Tax sleuths were arrested here for cheating a businessman of Rs 43 lakh, police said today.

Four special teams were formed on the orders of City Police Commissioner J K Tripathy to arrest four of the five accused persons, an official statement said.

Posing as I-T sleuths, the gang had approached a grocery shop owner at Ernavoor under the pretext of conducting raids and decamped with the money.

Following a complaint, a manhunt was launched after which the accused were held and Rs 33 lakh and a car recovered from them.

Police are on the lookout the fifth accused, who is absconding.

PTI

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