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2 posing as CID officers dupe trader

Steal Rs 52,000 from Nalagarh-based victim’s bag; cops say crime not captured on CCTV29 Mar 2017 | 1:29 AM

LUDHIANA: Two persons, who were posing as officers of the CID, duped a Himachal Pradesh-based garment trader of Rs 52,000. The incident occurred at Lakkar Bazar this morning.

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Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 28

Two persons, who were posing as officers of the CID, duped a Himachal Pradesh-based garment trader of Rs 52,000. The incident occurred at Lakkar Bazar this morning.

The garment trader, Mahinderpal, a resident of Nalagarh, HP, said he had come to the city to buy garments for his showroom. As he was walking towards the old bazar market, he was stopped by two men, who introduced themselves as CID officers. “They asked me to hand them my bag for search. I gave them my bag to one of them and the other started asking me about my whereabouts. After some time, they returned my bag and left. When I checked the bag, Rs 52,000 in cash kept in the bag was missing. I immediately raised the alarm and informed the police,” the victim said.

Mahinderpal said the duo had also stopped another stranger and also checked his bag. “It seemed they checked the stranger in front of me in order to give the impression that I was not the only one being subjected to inspection,” he added.

The victim said his bag contained Rs 70,000 in cash (notes of Rs 2,000, Rs 500 and Rs 100 denomination). The con men left Rs-100 bundle in the bag and stole the rest of the cash.

The ACP North, Dr Sachin Gupta, said, in CCTV footage obtained by the police, the alleged con men and the victim were spotted. However, crime alleged by the victim was not recorded in the CCTV cameras. “We are trying to identify the two men, who, according to the Nalagarh-based trader, duped him. If the complaint was found genuine, action as per law will be taken,” the ACP added.

2 posing as CID officers dupe traderThe police record the statement of a trader from Himachal Pradesh who was allegedly duped by two persons at Lakkar Bazar in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: HImanshu Mahajan
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