THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The City Police on Friday arrested a person who duped a home appliances shop owner by handing over an invalid cheque to purchase goods worth Rs 2.50 lakh.
The arrested was identified as Sakeer Hussain, 45, of Rani Mahal, Vettuvilakam, Vazhimuku, Balaramapuram.
According to the police, Sakeer Hussain purchased two LED TVs, three mobile phones and one camera from the shop at Pattom and handed over an invalid cheque to the owner. The latter found himself duped when he presented it in the bank next day.
The police have recovered the goods from Hussain’s residence at Vazhimukku.
City Police Commissioner H Venkatesh said Hussain was an accused in several cheating cases. The Crime Branch is probing six cases against him in connection with a job fraud at the now-defunct ‘Geevion’ computer centre owned by him at Udiyankulangara in Neyyattinkara. He had collected crores of rupees from other-state candidates by promising lucrative jobs at the centre, the police said.
Hussain was charge-sheeted by the Parassala Police for the illegal sale of an Innova car by fabricating several RC books. He is accused for duping a shop owner in Kollam by giving a fake cheque and some cases under the Goonda Act are pending against him at Egmore police station in Chennai.
The police said the accused used the duped money for leading a luxurious life in posh residences. He conducted frauds by befriending prominent personalities and a probe is on to book those who helped him, the police said.
The investigation team led by Deputy Commissioner of Police Ajeetha Begum included Crime Detachment assistant commissioner K E Baiju, Cantonment assistant commissioner Saifudeen, Museum circle-inspector Ajithkumar, Control Room circle-inspector Ajayakumar, Museum sub-inspector Saji Sankar, senior civil police officers Gopakumar and Harikumar and Shadow Team members Yasodharan, Arun Kumar, Sabu, Saji Sreekanth, Ajith, Renjith, Pradeep and Vineesh.
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