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‘Army officer’ dupes slain jawan’s wife of Rs 10 lakh

Earlier too,an attempt was made to withdraw Rs 60 lakh of the relief money.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Mathura | Published: April 7, 2013 3:01:48 am

The wife of Lance Naik Hemraj,who was beheaded by Pakistani troops near the LoC on January 8,was duped of Rs 10 lakh by a man posing as an army officer on the outskirts of Kosi town,the police said.

In her complaint,Hemraj’s wife Dharmvati has said that one Amit Kumar,who claimed that he was an army officer sent by the Army Headquarters,approached her at Shernagar village Friday morning.

Amit advised Dharmvati to keep the relief package provided to her in different banks,the complaint said. On his advice,she agreed to withdraw Rs 20 lakh from SBI’s Chhatta branch. “Rs 20 lakh were withdrawn from the bank,of which a fixed deposit of Rs 10 lakh was made in the same branch in favour of my daughter Shivani,whereas we planned to deposit the remaining Rs 10 lakh in a bank in nearby Bukharari village,” she told the police.

Dharmvati claimed that she left for Bukharari village on Amit’s motorcycle,and her brother-in-law and uncle followed them on another motorcycle. The remaining Rs 10 lakh was kept in Amit’s bag,she added. “Amit stopped his motorcycle at a petrol pump near a dhaba on the outskirts of Kosi town pretending that he had to fill petrol for his bike,” Dharmvati said. As Dharmvati alighted from the motorcycle,Amit fled with the bag,the complaint said.

“The Special Operation Group has been asked to work out the case and the CCTV footage of the bank is being examined to arrest the youth,” SSP Pradeep Yadav said. “Though Dharmvati was asked to inform the police about any major financial transaction she makes,she did not do so,” the SSP said.

On March 25,an attempt to fraudulently withdraw Rs 60 lakh of the relief amount given to her was made at a bank in Palwal district of Haryana.

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