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Bangalore: Cops posing as IT sleuths cheat gold trader of Rs 27 lakh

The Bangalore Police have recovered Rs. 6.5 lakhs from the suspects and are investigating the matter.

Written by Harsha Raj Gatty | Bangalore |
Updated: May 4, 2015 3:48:48 pm
Bangalore Police, Bangalore The Bangalore Police have recovered Rs. 6.5 lakhs from the suspects and are investigating the matter. (Source: Express Archive)

City police on Monday arrested three Andhra Pradesh cops for posing as IT sleuths and cheating a gold trader of Rs 27 lakhs. Police have recovered Rs. 6.5 lakhs from the suspects and are investigating the matter.

On March 12, Tippu Sulthan, a jewelry trader at Ananthpur district of Andhra Pradesh came to the city on the behest of his owner Aleem Baig with a cash bag of Rs. 27 lakh to purchase ornaments. He got down at Mysuru bank circle, when Jayanna, Shekar and Satyanarayana approached him introducing themselves as Income Tax officials and told Tippu that they have some enquiry about the cash in his possession.

“The trio took Tippu onboard of an Indica car and drove towards Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) and stopped at Yelanhanka. They then asked Tippu to board another parked vehicle and wait till they instruct him further, as Tippu proceeded towards the car – the trio fled away with cash belongings,”a senior official said.

Following the complaint by the Tippu at Ulsoorgate police station, the officials traced the suspects through their cell phone location picked them up from their home in Kurnool district and placed them under arrest. The investigation also revealed that the accused cops throughout had followed Tippu since he boarded the bus from Ananthpur.

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The investigating officials are also ascertaining the role of the insider or known person to Tippu, who leaked information to the accused cops on Tippu’s movement with lakhs of rupees into the city.

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