Ban­dra biz­man wanted to buy cars, cheated of `7.5 lakh

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI - Arvind Walmiki arvind.walmiki@hin­dus­tan­

A 34-year-old busi­ness­man from Ban­dra, who wanted to buy three cars, was cheated of Rs7.5 lakh in Nau­pada. The five ac­cused are yet to be ar­rested.

The busi­ness­man wanted to buy three cars cost­ing Rs2.5 lakh each. The ac­cused, San­tosh Bhavsar, is the di­rec­tor of Dark Horse pri­vate so­lu­tion, a travel agency. His four em­ploy­ees have also been booked.

In June, the busi­ness­man paid Rs7.5 lakh to the com­pany to buy three cars. A po­lice in­spec­tor from Nau­pada po­lice sta­tion said, “The busi­ness­man paid the amount but the com­pany keep de­lay­ing de­liv­er­ing the cars. A month had passed since he paid, but he did not get any ve­hi­cle.”

He was also told that af­ter he paid the ini­tial amount, he could take the cars and pay the rest as per his con­ve­nience.

“When the com­pany kept dilly-dal­ly­ing over the ve­hi­cles, he lodged a com­plaint. The in­ci­dent took place in Nau­pada area so a case has been lodge with Nau­pada po­lice sta­tion,” said the po­lice in­spec­tor.

“No one has been ar­rested. The po­lice have sent a no­tice to the com­pany’s di­rec­tor. The ac­cused were booked un­der sec­tion 420 (cheat­ing and dis­hon­estly in­duc­ing de­liv­ery of prop­erty) of 34 of the In­dian Pe­nal Code,” added the po­lice of­fi­cer.

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