Bandra man tweets @MumbaiPolice about alleged fraud, gets response in two hours

The Bandra resident claims his initial complaint went unheard by the Sakinaka police where he first approached Monday afternoon

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: January 5, 2016 2:00 pm
A screenshot of the Twitter account of Mumbai Police A screenshot of the Twitter account of Mumbai Police

One of the first persons to benefit from the newly-launched Twitter handle of Mumbai Police is Bandra-based SD Computronics owner Captain Mihir Bhagvati and his brother Sudhir who received a police response within two hours after tweeting about an alleged fraud of Rs 5.5 lakh by a company called Naaz International.

The Bandra resident claims his initial complaint went unheard by the Sakinaka police where he first approached Monday afternoon.

According to Bhagvati, Naaz International gave an order of 10 Dell computers worth Rs 5.5 lakh on Friday which were delivered at Ansa Industrial estate, Sakinaka, on Saturday.

“They gave us a demand draft of the amount. On Monday, the Allahbad Bank’s Andheri branch told us the DD was fake,” said Bhagvati.

His brother Sudhir approached the Sakinaka Police station which allegedly did not register a first information report.

That is when Bhagvati, also president of Bombay Flying Club, took to Twitter to voice his struggle in filing a complaint. The @MumbaiPolice handle responded within two hours following which the Sakinaka police reportedly registered an FIR and initiated inquiry.

While investigations are still on, Sakinaka police denied charges of any delay. “They came to the police station at 5.30 pm today (Monday). By the time we sent officers to the spot to investigate, they had already put out a tweet,” said senior police inspector Avinash Dharmadhikari.

According to him, attempts to recover the laptops are still on.

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