A man claiming to be a senior civil engineer at Vikasa Soudha tricked a provision store owner to give him Rs 42 lakh by assuring him that he would get grocery distribution orders from the Urban Development Department.
The police arrested the accused Rajesh, his wife Satyabhama, son Anuragh and daughter Chandana. They were produced before a magistrate and sent to jail.
But the police are yet to recover the Rs 42 lakh from them. They also learnt that the accused have a similar cheating case against them in the Banashankari police station.
The 35-year-old provision store owner, who wished to remain anonymous, said he got acquainted with Rajesh who claimed that he worked as a senior civil engineer at the Urban Development Department in Vikasa Soudha.
The man had two stores in Hanumanthanagar and Ashok Nagar. Rajesh lured the man, saying he would get him grocery distribution work from the department, and took money online and in DDs on different occasions.
In all, he took Rs 42 lakh from the store owner. Rajesh’s family members assured the store owner that he would earn double the sums he invested.
But when orders did not come, the man demanded his money back and filed a complaint with the Hanumanthanagar police station as Rajesh became evasive over returning the money.