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Two frauds dupe firm’s account of Rs 26.50 lakh

Raipur: In a daring incident of fraud, two unidentified bikers, posing as Crime Branch sleuths, duped the accountant of an iron and steel trading firm of Rs 26.50 lakh in broad daylight on Friday while he was going to his employer’s residence to drop the cash amount. The incident was later complained in DD Nagar police station following which police is now investigating the matter but no clue had been obtained so far.

According to police, victim Dhirendra Mishra is accountant of Naveen Jaiswal’s iron and steel trading firm situated in Samta Colony. On Thursday, at about noon time, Mishra headed from the office to Jaiswal’s residence at Wallfort City housing complex on Ring Road no.1 to drop a sum of Rs 26.50 lakh that was received in payments for couple of past sales. However, when he was passing through Kushalpur region, two unidentified bikers intercepted Mishra’s bike and introduced themselves as Crime Branch cops.

The duo then immediately frisked Mishra on the spot saying that they had received information about him carrying something illegal. Despite his pleading of not possessing anything illegal, the duo continued with their frisking and even searched the bag in which he was carrying the cash amount. Finding so much cash in the bag, they immediately seized it and even prepared a seizure note on the spot and asked Mishra to come to Crime Branch office with account details of the money recovered from him. Saying so, the duo moved away from the spot. Stunned by this sudden and swift action, Mishra immediately called his employer and intimated him about the seizing of the cash amount.

Jaiswal immediately understood the matter that his accountant has been duped and he straightway called DD Nagar police station and complained the matter. In no time, police teams arrived at the spot and were soon followed by CSP (Purani Basti) KK Patel and other senior police officers including ASP (City) Prafful Thakur. Simultaneously, police also activated all its barricading points in the city hoping to intercept the fleeing frauds. However, it was too late by then and no suspect could be nabbed. Meanwhile, police is trying to collect CCTV recordings from all possible cameras right from Samata Colony till the crime point so as to find out about those unidentified frauds.

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