Three held for cheating

Three persons have been arrested for allegedly cheating over a dozen shop owners by ordering goods worth lakhs of rupees and not making payments, police said on Friday.

“Sanjay Kumar Bansal, 57, a resident of Rohini, 27-year-old Om Prakash, a resident of Budh Vihar, and Suresh Kapoor, a resident of Paschim Puri, were arrested early this month following complaints of cheating by several shop owners,” said B S Jaiswal, DCP outer district.

Bansal had opened a trading firm about two months ago. They obtained telephone, mobile connections, bank account, PAN Card, TAN number on the basis of forged documents. He had ordered LCD and LED televisions, washing machine, home theatre systems and other electronic items worth around Rs 30 lakh on credit and issued them cheques, the official said.

But when the shop owners produced the cheques in the bank, they bounced.
When the victims tried to contact Bansal on his mobile, it was found switched off, and  his office was found closed, he said.

Police have recovered 98 bags of starch, 90 buckets of wall paints, 17 cartons of paint brush and 160 bags of wall putty and other article from his hideout.

During interrogation Bansal said Kapoor used to be the receiver of stolen property
and was arrested. the goods were recovered from different godowns situated in Shahbad Dairy, Rama Vihar, Rani Khera etc.

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