5 booked for cheating Thane doc­tor of `2.3L

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - HT Cor­re­spon­dent ht­metro@hin­dus­tan­times.com

THANE: A high-pro­file doc­tor from Ra­bodi area in Thane, who had sought a loan of Rs40 lakh, ended up be­ing conned of Rs2.33 lakh. The po­lice, who traced the call to Gur­gaon in Haryana, have booked five — iden­ti­fied as Anushka Sharma, Shekhar Malhotra, Av­inash Singh, Sa­mar Anand and Sau­rabh Sax­ena — for cheating the woman.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, Ruma Amol, 34, a res­i­dent of Vrin­da­van So­ci­ety in Ra­bodi, in re­ceived the first call in Novem­ber 2014. The caller as­sured her of a Rs40 lakh loan and asked her to de­posit Rs2.33 lakh in dif­fer­ent ac­counts, which she did in three in­stall­ments. “She de­posited the first in­stall­ment of Rs40,000 in favour of City Club and the other two in­stall­ments of Rs85,000 and Rs1,08,000 were made in favour of Value Edit Card. The three trans­ac­tions were com­pleted by De­cem­ber 2014,” said a po­lice of­fi­cer.

“The ac­cused de­manded more cash. The woman sus­pected some­thing amiss as her loan wasn’t be­ing cleared. She asked for a re­turn, but did not get any re­sponse. Even­tu­ally, she ap­proached the po­lice on Wed­nes­day,” added the of­fi­cer.

“The com­plainant gave us the calls de­tails, which we traced to ad­dresses in Delhi and Gur­gaon,” said KG Cha­van, se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor, Ra­bodi po­lice sta­tion.

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