June 2, 2009 12:48:23 am
Nathi Devi (60),her son Shankar Lal and son-in-law Puran were arrested on Saturday for duping people by selling fake gold. Police recovered 1.73 kg of fake gold jewellery from them.
The arrests came after investigations into several recent cases where people were duped by some unknown persons who sold fake gold at low prices in NCR.
On Saturday evening,the three were seen in Bhola Nagar where they went to one Kartar Singhs residence and displayed a bunch of gold chains weighing 1.75 kg,said the police. Soon after Singh struck a deal for Rs 1.5 lakh,police arrested the three.
During interrogation,they revealed that they bought the fake gold from Gujarat. Police also said that they purchased some original gold chain pieces similar to the artificial chain,and used to put some pieces of original gold in the artificial chain. The trio would then give only the original gold pieces of the chain for checking if the customer had any doubt.
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According to the police the three have admitted to several such fraud cases in various parts of Maharastra and Delhi.
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