By: Taru Bhatia
Delhi Police on Monday arrested two persons for allegedly running a cheating racket. An Indian woman and an African national were arrested for allegedly duping a doctor of Rs 30 lakh. Police seized Rs 5 lakh and two mobile phones from them.
Police said Dr Raja Dodum from Arunachal Pradesh was approached by a woman on Facebook, impersonating as a British citizen named ‘Bianca Hernandez’. She claimed to be an employee of a UK-based pharmacy company, police said.
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The woman told the doctor that she had earned huge profits during her visit to India, where she said she bought a “herbal product called Pakayoko Natural herbal seeds” for Rs 60,000 per 10 gm. She told the doctor she sold the product to her company at Rs 1,30,000 per 10 gm, police said. She lured the doctor into purchasing 300 gm of the ‘seeds’ from a supplier named ‘Durga Laxmi’ in Delhi. She promised to share the profits with him once she was in Delhi in the first week of May.
The doctor reached Delhi on April 4, met ‘Durga Laxmi’ and bought four packets at Rs 60,000 each and showed it to a man named ‘Edward Spicy’ as instructed. “Durga Laxmi turned out to be Anita (40), the single mother of an 18-year-old boy who was arrested on Monday. Police recovered Rs 5 lakh from her. She revealed that a 28-year-old named Emmanue Chilka, a Nigerian national, pretended to be Edward Spicy. He was arrested from Saket. Chilka claimed his passport was stolen during his stay in Mumbai on a business visa. We are investigating his claim,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Yadav said.
(The reporter is a student of Exims, Delhi)