August 19, 2015 2:51:19 am
The Chandigarh Police has booked a resident of Zirakpur for allegedly cheating a resident of Sector 33 to the tune of Rs 50,000 on the pretext of providing him an autorickshaw on loan.
The complainant in the matter is Sanjay Kumar, who works as a gardener, He alleged that a couple identified as Surjit Singh and wife Sunita, both employed with a national bank in Mullanpur, came in contact with him in February 2014 and told him that they would help him buy an autorickshaw if he paid Rs 50,000. The rest of the amount, they allegedly said, would be loaned by the bank. The couple then allegedly took the documents of the complainant and brought him a licence for running an autorickshaw in the city.
Kumar then paid accused Sukhdev Singh Rs 50,000, as directed by the couple. However, as per police, Sukhdev neither delivered the vehicle to Kumar nor returned him the money.
According to police, an official from the bank approached Kumar after two weeks and asked him to pay the installments of the autorickshaw which had been provided to him by the bank on loan. When Kumar contacted Sukhdev, the latter gave him a cheque of Rs 2 lakh on behalf of the loan taken. However, the cheque was later dishonoured by the bank due to insufficient funds.
The police have registered a case under Section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code at the Sector 34 police station.
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