Mumbai Crime: Dahisar man flees with cars of 4 cops, held

Updated: Dec 03, 2016, 10:29 IST | Santosh Wagh |

The accused would sell off cars of his victims after asking them to invest in his transportation business, promising them Rs 90,000 in return per month

Yajat Davar
Yajat Davar

An unemployed Dahisar resident who cheated several cops by asking them to invest in his dubious transport business has been arrested. Yajat Jimmy Davar (27) would arrive in high-end, rented cars to meet cops and lure them and their families into parting with their cars, promising to give Rs 90,000 for them per month and eventually selling them off to buyers outside Mumbai.

Cheated CA too
The police had got around 10 complaints against Davar, which included four from a senior officer and three constables. The police also found out that Davar had cheated a chartered accountant to the tune of Rs 60 lakh by offering to get him an official franchise for selling Apple products. Davar’s co-accused, one Gaurav Bhadradeshwara (35) has also been held. He would act as mediator in the dealings by posing as a businessman in the transport sector.

Modus operandi
Davar would first promise his prospective victims returns of R90,000 if they gave him cars for the transport business he runs at airports and five-star hotels. He would pay them the amount for the first month and then ask for official papers of the cars. The next month, he would stop the payment and sell the cars. After doing this, Davar avoided taking calls of the victims and eventually, disappeared, police said.

“Following the complaints, we were monitoring his movements and he was traced to Kalyan, from where he was arrested on November 18. After his arrest, the co accused in the case, a Charkop resident was also nabbed. Both have been remanded in judicial custody,” said Mukund Yadav, assistant police inspector of Matunga police station.

Cops’ cars recovered
The arrest of the duo also led to a recovery of six cars, which include two belonging to cops. BM Kakad, senior inspector of Matunga police station said, “The two have been arrested under Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 419 (cheating by personation), 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 465 (forgery), 467 (Forgery of valuable security, will, etc) and 468 (Forgery for purpose of cheating) of the IPC.”

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