Man cheats biz­man, sells rented copiers

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan pranab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NAVI MUM­BAI: A 23-year-old man from Belapur, who al­legedly cheated a busi­ness­man by tak­ing 15 pho­to­copiers on rent, was ar­rested by the po­lice on Fri­day. The po­lice have seized all the pho­to­copiers worth Rs15.60 lakh, which had been sold to an­other per­son.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, the ac­cused Jayan­der­s­ingh Shoda had made doc­u­ments in the name of Jin­dal Com­pany and taken the ma­chines on rent ‘to run an of­fice’ from Kr­ish En­ter­prises in July last year. He was sup­posed to pay Rs15,000 a month for each ma­chine. How­ever, the pro­pri­etor of Kr­ish En­ter­prises had not re­ceived any pay­ment from the ac­cused for months.

“When Raghu Patni, the pro­pri­etor, did not re­ceive any rent from Shoda af­ter sev­eral months, he made en­quiries and learnt that Shoda did not have any of­fice in the city. Shoda’s phone was switched off. Fi­nally, he reg­is­tered an FIR on Jan­uary 6,” said an of­fi­cer from Belapur po­lice sta­tion.

“Two days ago, we got a tip-off that Shoda was stay­ing in a rented house in Pune with a fake name. We sent a team there and ar­rested him on Fri­day,” she said.

“Dur­ing the in­ter­ro­ga­tion, we learnt that Shoda had sold the pho­to­copiers a few months ago. We re­cov­ered all the pho­to­copiers. The price of each ma­chine is Rs1.10 lakh,” she said.

BACHCHAN KU­MAR

Re­cov­ered pho­to­copiers are stacked out­side the po­lice sta­tion in CBD Belapur on Satur­day.

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