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Four held for duping man of Rs 6.5 lakh after promising to exchange demonetised notes

Four persons, including a woman, have been arrested for allegedly duping a man of Rs 6.5 lakh, after promising to exchange demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes in his possession for Rs 100 notes.

The accused, identified as Guddu (29), Charan Das (39), Nasir Khan (28) and Damanjit (22), have been arrested, DCP (Southeast) Romil Baaniya said. The victim, Sachin Bhardwaj approached the police on November 14, alleging that he was cheated of Rs 6.5 lakh.

Sachin told the police that an acquaintance had told him that he would get his old currency notes exchanged for notes of Rs 100 denomination.

The acquaintance told Sachin that his daughter Damanjit knew a man, who worked at highway toll plaza and could get the notes exchanged, said the officer. When Bhardwaj met the man at Lohia Bridge, Agra Canal, Jaitpur, he handed him a bag containing Rs 6.5 lakh demonetised notes. 

The man gave another bag to him purportedly containing the same amount in Rs 100 denomination, he said.

However, Sachin later found that he had been handed over wads of papers with Rs 100 note on top of each wad, he said.

Damanjit initially she tried to mislead the police but she broke down and led them to the other accused, Baaniya said. 

The police are trying to ascertain whether they had duped others in a similar manner and whether there are more people involved in it.
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