Woman held for misleading cops, duping diamond traders of Rs 1.5 cr

Updated: Jan 25, 2015, 09:38 IST | Vinay Dalvi |

The Nana Chowk resident worked hand-in-glove with her husband. Cops got suspicious of her role after she filed a missing complaint of her partner to divert their attention from the case

On Saturday morning, the DB Marg police arrested a 39-year-old woman, Nimisha Shah, for allegedly cheating two diamond traders to the tune of Rs 1.5 crore. According to the police, last month, Shah and her husband, Rupesh Kumar, both residents of Nana Chowk, took diamonds worth Rs 21 lakh from Rajeev Ravi Beri, a diamond trader at Opera House, on the pretext of fetching him good returns and then fled with the booty. Following this incident, Beri filed a complaint. In order to divert the cops’ attention from the case, Shah registered a missing complaint of her husband at Gamdevi police station.

Mumbai crime, Woman held for misleading cops, duping diamond traders of R1.5 crore
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“But whenever we would approach her to find her husband, she wasn’t helpful. She also showed us a letter that she claimed her missing husband had sent her in which he said that he was innocent. That aroused our suspicion and we checked her call records. It showed that she was constantly in touch with an unknown number. When we tracked the number, we realised it belonged to Kumar,” said Suresh Hujband, senior
police inspector of DB Marg police station.

During investigations, cops learnt that the accused had cheated another businessman as well to the tune of R1.30 crores. The DB Marg police have registered a cheating, criminal breach of trust and criminal intimidation case against the couple.

Though cops have arrested Shah, her husband is still absconding.

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