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Six men rob businessman of Rs 18 lakh and his car

In yet another case of unscrupulous people making use of the demonetisation move to con people, a 29-year-old businessman was robbed of Rs 18 lakh.

Published: 17th December 2016 04:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th December 2016 04:38 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: In yet another case of unscrupulous people making use of the demonetisation move to con people, a 29-year-old businessman was robbed of `18 lakh and his car by a gang of six men in Nandini 
Layout police limits in Thursday.

Police said the complainant Pradeep, who runs a stationery shop in Mahadevapura, alleged that two people had repeatedly approached him to exchange demonetised currency notes for valid currency notes at 18 per cent commission. 

Pradeep believed them and collected `18 lakh from his relatives and friends. 

He asked the accused to collect the cash on Thursday but he was asked to go to Nandini Layout to hand over the money.  

When Pradeep went in his car along with two of his friends, a gang of four men stopped them and asked Pradeep to get out of the vehicle. He was then threatened at knife point and the accused drove away in his car along with the cash. Pradeep rushed to Nandini Layout police station and filed a complaint, police added. 

“Based on call records, we have clues about the accused and efforts are on to nab the accused,” said a police officer. 

It may be recalled that four similar cases were reported in the city in the past month. 

Policemen were involved in three of the cases. 

The accused policemen were later dismissed from service by the City Police Commissioner.



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