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Elderly resident says cops not registering fraud case against 5

An elderly resident of Sector 7 on Thursday accused the city police of not following up on a fraud complaint she had submitted to the public window of the UT Police on May 8,this year.

An elderly resident of Sector 7 on Thursday accused the city police of not following up on a fraud complaint she had submitted to the public window of the UT Police on May 8,this year. Police officials,however,say that they are still in the process of verifying the facts of the complaint.

According to complainant Dr Supriya,five people posing as employees of a private insurance firm,had allegedly duped her of Rs 2 lakh. “Instead of providing me with a policy which I desired of,five persons duped me of Rs 2 lakh with another policy that will in turn cost me about Rs 40 lakh,” Dr Supriya’s complaint reads.

The case was initially marked to the Police Station in Sector 3 but was pushed to the Police Station Sector 26 after it was established that the accused had allegedly duped the woman at her residence in Sector 7.

“On May 15,our case was marked to the SHO (Station House Officer),Police Station Sector 3. On our intervention about the right jurisdiction,it was sent back to police headquarters. Then,on May 16,the complaint was marked to SHO Police Station Sector 26 who then made SI Sukhdayal Singh the investigating officer of the case,” said Kanwar Kumar,Dr Supriya’s son.

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“The SI called us to the police station on May 17 and then told us that he was busy in the courts. On the same day in the afternoon,he came to us without reading the complaint. We handed over the documentary evidence to him”,Kumar alleged.

SHO Inspector Anokh Singh said police had not yet registered a case as they were verifying details of the complaint. “We are still in the process of verifying the facts. Some of the people who have been mentioned in the complaint have been called. Once we are sure that the claims made by the complainant are true,a case will be registered.”