Man held for posing as ‘ACB’ officer in ₹45L fraud

  • | Saturday | 2nd December, 2023

Dehradun: A 33-year-old man was arrested for allegedly duping an elderly resident of the citys Clement Town area of Rs 45 lakh by posing as an officer of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday evening, police said on Friday. The accused was identified as Prashant Mandal, a resident of Patel Nagar, Dehradun and was arrested in US Nagar district. SSP Dehradun, Ajai Singh said that Mandal was arrested during the ongoing probe of the case initiated based on the victims daughters complaint earlier in June.TNNWe also published the following articles recentlyDrug addicts ask man for bidi, slit throat on refusal in DehradunTwo persons have been arrested for the murder of Shambhu Kumar near railway tracks. Manoj and Pankaj approached Shambhu to loot his money and valuables. They initially asked for a bidi, but Shambhu declined. A violent altercation ensued, leading to the killing of Shambhu. The suspects were identified through CCTV footage and confessed to being drug addicts. They claimed that Shambhu worsened the dispute by slapping them, prompting them to slit his neck.Frauds posing as CBI officers quiz woman, cheat her of 11 lakhA 50-year-old woman in Noida was scammed of over Rs 11 lakh by fraudsters posing as CBI and Mumbai Police officials. The scammers contacted the woman, accusing her of money laundering related to Naresh Goyal, the founder of Jet Airways. They claimed that a SIM card registered in her name was used in a fraud case and an FIR was filed against her. The scammers conducted a video interrogation, sent documents, and promised to invalidate the arrest warrant against her. They forced her to transfer funds and take a personal loan, but the money was not returned.Purkal Youth Development Society in Dehradun celebrates 11th annual dayThe Purkal Youth Development Society (PYDS) concluded its 11th annual day ceremony, founded in 2003 by educationist GK Swamy. The academy received CBSE affiliation in 2013. The theme this year was Uttarakhand, showcasing famous temples, institutions, village scenes, crafts, language, and means of livelihood. The science exhibition featured models like a drone, International Liquid Mirror Telescope, and a device to detect illegal mining. Visitors enjoyed the campus ambiance and students performed folk tunes. Shrutee Khurana from Infosys foundation and Romesh Sobti, a banker and philanthropist, were the chief guests.

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