Three people have been arrested for allegedly posing as Income Tax officials, defrauding a Pune resident of Rs 20 lakh and giving him counterfeit currency used in children’s board games, Mumbai police said Saturday.
An official said the defendant contacted the victim Ramdas Ballal and claimed that they had Rs 40 lakh in cash which was seized during IT raids and wanted to exchange this money with him. , an official said.
“To convince Ballal, they drove him in luxury cars and visited luxury hotels. Impressed, the victim gave the trio Rs 20 lakh, and then gave him Rs 40 lakh. Rs in counterfeit money, printed with ‘Bharatiya Bachhon ka Bank’. It is used in children’s games,” the official said.
On the basis of his complaint, Matunga police registered a case of fraud, transfer of counterfeit money as genuine goods and other offenses.
“Through investigation and technical assistance, the trio was organized. All of them are residents of Buldhana district and the main defendants were involved in several cases across the state using the same method. “, the official said.
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