Sakshi Tanwar's father duped of Rs. 9 lakh, accused arrested
Television actress Sakshi Tanwar's father Rajendra Tanwar was allegedly conned of Rs. 9 lakh recently. The incident took place last month in Mumbai after Rajendra received a fake call from an apparent insurance company. A complaint was lodged about the same at the Bangur Nagar police station, and the cops have now arrested four people in the case. Here's more.
According to the complaint, Rajendra had allegedly received a call on January 18, wherein the callers claimed to be the representatives of an insurance company. The accused coaxed him about a special scheme of a concession of Rs. 1 lakh in the premium amount of his policy. Rajendra was, reportedly, asked to pay the premium of Rs. 9 lakh to avail the concession.
"The premium of this policy was due on February 1. However, Tanwar was told that if the premium was paid over the next two days, the amount to be paid would be Rs. 9 lakh instead of Rs. 10 lakh," said a police official.
The reports further suggested that Rajendra had transferred the money in the given account as told by the caller. However, the con was exposed after Rajendra didn't get any confirmation about the receipt of the amount from the insurance company. "We called up the company representatives about this and were told they had not floated any such scheme at all," Rajendra was quoted saying.
After Rajendra filed a complaint, police tracked the bank account in which he had transferred the money. It was reported that the money was later transferred to three different accounts in India. The police got access to all the (unverified) bank accounts and kept a close vigil on the transactions of these suspected accounts, which were happening from a particular location in Ghaziabad.
Interestingly, the accused were caught based on withdrawal trends. "We zeroed in on one of the suspects who then led us to three more," the police official stated. Reportedly, the four accused, identified as Ajit, Krishnakumar, Pawankumar and Abdullah Hussain, were brought to Mumbai last week and were presented in the court on Monday. As of now, they are in police custody.