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Crime Branch busts gang for cheating retired cop from WB

Crime Branch busts gang for cheating retired cop from WB
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New Delhi: The Crime Branch of Delhi Police has arrested three persons engaged in cheating and siphoning off hard earned money of a retired persons on the pretext of providing hefty returns or loyalty bonus of LIC policy. Police claimed that one of the victims include retired Deputy Superintendent of Police (West Bengal) Ranabir Mukherjee.

Police identified the accused as Pankaj Gupta (43), Gurnam Singh (52) and Vipin Kumar Luthra (62). Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Dr G Ramgopal Naik stated that Ranabir Mukherjee lodged a complaint to the Crime Branch of Delhi Police alleging that on May 30, 2018, one person who identified himself as R.P .Sharma contacted him on his mobile and introduced himself as an LIC Agent from the area of Parliament Street.

"The caller demanded a Cheque with the photocopies of Pan Card, Aadhar Card and Election's Voter Card to open an account for only 45 days and during the said period all his loyalty bonus will be reimbursed in his account," said DCP Naik. The accused with his other associates induced the complainant and collected around Rs. 22 lakh (approx.) from the complainant and siphoned off his hard earned money in 12/13 different dates through NEFT/RTGS from Panagarh Bazar and Kolkata in a bank account in New Delhi.

"But, the accused never sent any papers, documents, SMS, cash to the complainant," said DCP Naik.

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