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Gang Put Up Fake Car Advertisement On OLX To Dupe Buyers, 5 Arrested

A gang concerned in duping and robbing automotive consumers was busted by police on Friday. (Representational)


A gang concerned in duping and robbing automotive consumers after calling them to a location to choose the automobile was busted Friday with the arrest of 5, police mentioned.

On September 7, they put up an commercial of a Swift Dezire automotive on OLX, they mentioned.

Lateef Ahmed, a local of Anantnag in Kashmir, talked to them and agreed to purchase the automotive, they mentioned, including a deal was settled at Rs 2.8 lakh.

On September 8, Ahmed went to Loni together with his pal, Javed, and made the cost.

Three of the 5 gang members accompanied them on the check drive.

Once they reached close to Banthla flyover, two bike borne cops requested them to cease.

Each Ahmed and Javed had been forcefully alighted from the automotive whereas the three sellers remained seated.

Through the strategy of investigation, it was discovered that the 2 cops had been members of the gang, police mentioned.

They impersonated as policemen and diverted the eye of the 2 victims within the pretext of checking whereas the three members of the gang, who had been contained in the automotive, drove away.

Once they did not return for a very long time, the lads who had been impersonating cops went away with an excuse to search for the three.

Ahmed and Haved reported the case to police and the 5 males had been arrested Friday.

Police recovered two automobiles from their possession — a Swift Dezire and a Creta, credit score and debit playing cards and a cheque guide.

Based on police, the 5 accused duped many others the identical method. They might put up ads on OLX and different social websites for promoting luxurious automobiles at throw away costs.

At any time when any buyer reached NCR, the gang cheated them with two of its members impersonating cops.

The accused have been recognized as Shaifu, Raja, Jiaul, Abhishek and Fakhrudin, SP Rural Iraj Raja mentioned.

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