Decoy CBI officers dupe jeweller

Trader gives his bag for checking, finds some items missing later

 Posing as the Central Bureau of Investigation sleuths, four conmen stole diamonds worth Rs 13 lakh from a salesman of a jewellery shop at Chandni Chowk in central Delhi on Saturday night.

The victim Pawan Kumar, a resident of Roshan Nagar in Faridabad, told police officials of Kotwali police station that he has been working with GD SMS Jewellers in Chandni Chowk as a salesman for the last one-and-a-half years. 

On Saturday, his employer Karan Sharma sent him along with his colleague Abhay at around 7 pm to meet a businessman in Karol Bagh to take a delivery of diamond and gold jewelleries from him.

Accordingly, he and Abhay left for Karol Bagh. 

After reaching there, he called up businessman Surendra Soni who then directed them to reach Dev Nagar Sabzi Mandi. Both of them met Soni who handed over a black polybag containing nine small packets of jewellery items. 

Pawan said since he was acquainted with Soni his employer entrusted him the job to bring the jewellery items.

Thereafter, Abhay and Pawan reached Chandni Chowk Metro station at around 9 pm. As soon as they came out of the station and were moving towards their shop, a man asked them to stop.

He told them he was from CBI and had a special input that some miscreant was trying to plant a bomb. He asked them for verification and to allow him to search their black bag.
They told the man he could check the bag at their shop but in the meantime three other people came claiming to be from the CBI.

While one of the accused got Abhay engaged in talk, three of them encircling him checked the bag containing jewellery items.  One of them checked the bag through mobile torch and scanned the nine packets of jewellery items and returned it. 

“All the four thanked him and Abhay for co-operation and left the place”, said a police officer.

They reached their shop and narrated the incident to their employer who then checked the bag and found three small packets of diamond jewellery items missing.
  
They immediately rushed to the police station and narrated the incident.

“We have registered a case of cheating and are probing into the matter,” said the officer.

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