Gang of fraudsters busted; 2 held

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Dec 15 2017 12:28AM | Updated Date: Dec 15 2017 12:28AM
Gang of fraudsters busted; 2 heldFile Photo

Police today arrested two members of a gang that allegedly cheated over 30 business establishments here in the last six months.

“Tahir Amin and Waheed Ahmad Bhat, residents of Batamaloo here, were arrested from the city. Tahir's wife, who was also a part of the gang, is at large,” police spokesman said in a statement. 

The duo was involved in over a dozen cases of cheating, he said. "The gang used social media applications and websites such as OLX.Com to cheat people by buying used electronic appliances such as cell phones, ovens and LED TVs against fake bank cheques," the spokesman said.  

They also used to buy articles, including electric wires, bathroom fittings and clothing, from renowned showrooms in Kashmir, he said.

The police started investigations after a businessman from Sonwar here lodged a complaint. It was found that the gang was involved in several cases of cheating, the spokesman said, adding that gadgets and articles were also recovered from them.

The matter is being probed and more arrests and recoveries are expected, the spokesman said.

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