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

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

Written by Press Trust Of India | Mathura | Published: April 7, 2013 1:30:15 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. Amit advised Dharmvati to keep the relief money in different banks and on his advice,she agreed to withdraw Rs 20 lakh from SBI’s Chhatta branch. “Rs 20 lakh were withdrawn,of which a fixed deposit of Rs 10 lakh was made in the same branch… we planned to deposit the remaining Rs 10 lakh in a bank in nearby Bukharari village.”

Dharmvati claimed that she left for Bukharari on Amit’s motorcycle. The remaining Rs 10 lakh were kept in his bag,she said. Amit stopped his motorcycle at a petrol pump on the outskirts of Kosi town under the pretext of getting fuel for his bike and fled with the bag,the complaint said.

“The Special Operation Group has been asked to work out the case,” SSP Pradeep Yadav said. “Though Dharmvati was asked to inform police about any major financial transaction she made,she did not do so,” the SSP said.

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