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Thane crime: 12 persons booked for cheating cloth merchant of Rs 2.25 crore

Updated on: 19 October,2023 01:09 PM IST  |  Thane
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Thane crime: A case against 12 persons associated with a company was registered by the Thane Police for allegedly cheating a cloth merchant of Rs 2.25 crore

Thane crime: 12 persons booked for cheating cloth merchant of Rs 2.25 crore

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Thane crime: The Thane Police in Maharashtra have registered a case against 12 persons associated with a company for allegedly cheating a cloth merchant of Rs 2.25 crore in Thane district, the police said on Thursday, according to the PTI.

The news agency reported, the company procured cloth between October 2022 and April 2023 from the merchant's outlet at Kasheli in Bhiwandi town and issued to him payment cheques which got dishonoured for want of funds, Narpoli police station's sub-inspector Rohan L Shelar said.

Based on a complaint by the cloth trader, a case was registered on Wednesday against 12 persons under Indian Penal Code sections 420 (cheating) and 34 (common intention), the police said.

Meanwhile, in an another incident last week, ten persons have been booked in Kalyan in Thane district for allegedly tampering with ATMs and withdrawing Rs 25.65 lakh over a period of several days, a police official said on Friday, the PTI had earlier reported.

In the first FIR registered at Manpada police station, four unidentified persons withdrew money fraudulently from three ATMs between September 26 and October 3, the official said, reported PTI.

In the second FIR lodged at Dombivali police station, six persons have been booked for tampering with an ATM and withdrawing Rs 18.99 lakh between September 25 and October 2, he said.

"The ATMs are of the same bank. The amount withdrawn in this manner stands at Rs 25.65 lakh. Efforts are on to nab the 10 accused," the official told PTI.

Meanwhile, the police in Maharashtra's Thane city have arrested two persons for their alleged role in a financial crime that involved breaching the system of a payment gateway service provider and siphoning off more than Rs 16,180 crore, an official said on Friday, reported PTI.

According to the police, the fraud had been taking place for a long time, but it came to light after a complaint was lodged with the Srinagar police station about the hacking of the payment gateway system of the company in April 2023 and Rs 25 crore being siphoned off, reported PTI.

During the probe, the cyber cell team came across suspicious transactions of more than Rs 16,180 crore. The Naupada police in the city on October 6 registered a case against five persons under sections 420 (cheating), 409 (criminal breach of trust), 467, 468 (forgery), 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 34 (common intention) and provisions of the Information Technology Act, reported PTI.

(with PTI inputs)

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