The Mohali police arrested four more people in connection with the courier fraud in which the accused had allegedly cheated a jeweller of Rs 56 lakh by replacing his parcels with artificial jewellery. Five people had been arrested on October 24,while two of the accused are still at large.
The four people arrested have been identified as Manoj Kumar,25,Bhanwar Lal,24,and Mahesh Kumar,23 and a 17-year-old boy; all belonging to Nagaur district in Rajasthan. The four were arrested on Saturday when they walked into a police station at Phase 1 to inquire about the case and to claim innocence in the matter. They were produced in a local court on Monday and was remanded in police custody till Tuesday. No jewellery has been recovered from them.
We are not sure at which place the fraud took place because the parcels went through a chain of people working in the courier company. The two remaining accused are based in Mumbai who actually handed over the parcels. After they are arrested,we will have more clarity in the matter, said Station House Officer inspector Dharampal Singh.
A case was registered on October 24 when Vikas Walia,who runs a jewellery shop called Anmol Rattan in Phase 5,approached the police alleging that two jewellery packets worth Rs 56 lakh sent by him to the companys office in Mumbai had not been received. Police had recovered the smaller packet while raiding the offices of Bright Courier and Super Bright Courier companies,which were being run by the same persons.
The victim had been using the services of these companies for the last several years.
All the accused have been booked for criminal breach of trust and dishonestly inducing delivery
of property under Sections 406 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code.