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Thane duo promise house in govt scheme, dupe man of Rs 10 lakh

Accused Saurabh Vartak and Krishna Das have not been arrested as yet, a Chitalsar police station official said.

Published: 10th March 2020 08:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th March 2020 08:25 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

THANE: A man and woman were booked in Thane city for allegedly duping a person of Rs 10 lakh on the pretext of getting him a house at a discount under the government's Basic Service for Urban Poor (BSUP) scheme, police said on Tuesday.

Accused Saurabh Vartak and Krishna Das have not been arrested as yet, a Chitalsar police station official said.

"As per the complainant, who is a BEST conductor, the cheating took place between March and June last year.

The duo promised him a house under BSUP scheme from Thane Municipal Corporation at a discount and took Rs 10 lakh," he said.

"When the complainant realised he was not going to get a house under the scheme, he demanded his money back but the duo gave him a cheque of Rs 5 lakh which bounced.

He then filed a police complaint," the official added.

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