Mathura: A gang of fraudsters who used to dupe people through sale of bogus gold bricks has been busted by a special team here with the arrest of five persons, police said on Tuesday.
"Five persons, including the leader of the `tatlu` gang, have been nabbed. A brass brick, which appears exactly like it’s made of gold, four countrymade pistols, four mobile phones, one Alto car and eight live cartridges were recovered from the gang," said SSP RKS Rathore.
The gang purchased fake gold bricks at Rs 1,000 apiece from Jorehra in Bharatpur and would dupe people by offering to sell it at a bargain when compared to the price of a real gold brick.
And, in case a deal failed, the gang would not hesitate from looting the party, police added.
Police intercepted telephonic conversations between a gang member and a party based in Hyderabad following which a SWAT team led by inspector Rajendra Kumar Nagar nabbed them last night in the Mahaban police station area.
A reward of Rs 5,000 has, meanwhile, been announced for the SWAT team members with SSP Rathore saying that they are now being constituted into an Anti-Tatlu Task which would "deal with matters related to tatlu gangs".