Aurangabad, Jan 14:
Five fraudsters from Gujarat duped a scrap trader from the city of Rs 19,41,952 online by luring him to give 300 tons scrap at cheaper rates. A case has been registered against the fraudsters at the Jinsi police station on Wednesday night. The accused have been identified as Mishra, Rahim, Hadim, Ramzan alias Rustam and Raja Pathan.
Complainant, Mazhar Khan Harun Khan (Silk Mill Colony) runs a scrap business with his partner Arif Shagir Patel. They have a office at Azad Chowk by the name Supreme Traders. On December 25, 2020, when Mazhar Khan was in his office, he received a phone call from an unidentified person named Rahim. He told him that he has 300 tons of scrap and he will sell it at Rs 36 per kg. After bargaining, the deal was made at Rs 30.40 per kg. Later, a person named Mishra called him and told Azhar that the scrap is at Anawal (Chikhli, Vapi, Gujarat) and he told him to deposit the amount in the account of Dayalal Mehta and Steel (Central Bank of India, Mumbai branch). He later gave a mobile number of a person named and told that he will show the scrap. Zuber Shaikh and Nadim went to Gujarat and confirmed about the material. On January 7, complainant sent two trucks to Gujarat to bring the scrap material and Mishra sent Ramzan alias Rustam and Raja Pathan with them.
Meanwhile, after loading around 63 tons 880 kgs scrap in two truck, the accused sent two bills on the whatsapp of the complainant amounting Rs 7,55,536 and Rs 11,88,210 respectively. Aarif Shagir immediately deposited Rs 19,41,952 online in the account of the accused. When the complainant asked for the e-challan of the trucks for transportation, the accused did not send the e-challan and switched off their phones. When realized that they have been taken for a ride, Mazhar lodged a complaint at the Jinsi police station. PSI, Vijay Jadhav is further investigating the case.