Puducherry, Apr 2 UNI | 4 months ago

Four people posing as election flying squad members duped a computer shop owner to the tune of Rs 7.35 lakh here today.

According to police, Sivanjana Sekar (45), who runs a shop for computer sales and service centre near new bus stand, was carrying a cash of Rs four lakh, the collection from the shop, and Rs 3.35 lakh from his house for depositing in a bank.

When he approached Vadamangalam area on the Villanur, Puducherry road stretch, four persons waiting in a Sumo car stopped him.

Claiming that they were member of the election flying squad, the group questioned him about the cash he was carrying and details of it.

Mr Sekar, who explained that he was taking the money for depositing it in a bank also told them that he did not have the documents at that point of time.

The four-member gang then asked him to produce the necessary
documents at the Mangalam Police Station and get the total cash
of Rs 7.35 lakh back. They then sped away with the money.

When Mr Sekar approached the station later and enquired, he was
told that no such flying squad was deputed on the stretch. Only
then the computer shop owner realized that he was duped by the
the impersonators, A complaint was filed with the police.

Inspector Ranganathan, when contacted told news persons, a case of cheating by impersonation was filed and a hunt launched to trace the four people.

(Posted on 03-04-2014)