3 arrested for stealing 90,000 rupees from a man on the pretext of changing money

APMC police in Navi Mumbai have arrested three people who looted a person worth 90,000 rupees on the pretext of giving him American dollars in exchange for Indian currency.

Police said the defendant had five cases of fraud in which the defendant cheated on the victim on the pretext of exchanging US dollars.

According to police, the applicant Mahesh More, a resident of Karjat, Ahmednagar, came to the APMC market in Vashi on December 10 for work, when a person identified as Ismail and his friends assured More that he would give US dollars and called him near the Varna district.

“When More got to the job, four people approached him. They took away the complainant’s 90,000 rupee cash and robbed it. However, following More’s complaint, a case was opened with the APMC Police Station under Sections 392 and 34 of the Indian Criminal Code.

Based on technical details and the location of the cell tower, it was determined that the defendant came from Turbhe Naka. However, after a search, the defendants were arrested and 90,000 rupees were seized from them. Upon further investigation, they found involvement in around five such fraud cases.

Police said they had arrested Shafikul Shaikh, 26, a resident of APMC, Shahjahan Shaikh, 24, a resident of Turbhe Naka, and Shamsher Shaikh, 30, a resident of Govandi.

Wasim Shaikh, deputy police inspector at the APMC Police Station, confirmed the arrest and said the investigation is ongoing.

The inspector said that after they were arrested, the police team started five proceedings against them, all three of which were registered with the APMC Police in Navi Mumbai and two of them with the Shivaji Nagar Police Station in Mumbai. All cases were recorded under Sections 420 and 34 of the Indian Criminal Code.

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Posted on: Sunday December 19, 2021 9:47 PM IST

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