Nagpur, Oct 11
A retired employee of Bharat Petroleum has been duped by an person on pretext of installing Jio companies mobile tower. The Ambazari police has registered a complaint against Uttam Mandal for cheating.
According to information, Arun Ganvir retired from Bharat Petroleum. His wife has a plot in Butibori. In 2018 Ganvir saw an advertisement in the newspaper for renting our space for mobile tower installation. The advertisement promised a monthly rent of `1.20 lakh for the land. Seeing the advertisement, Ganvir contacted Mandal, who surveyed the land and asked Ganvir to deposit `2,700 as registration fees. Ganvir was told that his plot has been short listed and he was sent a contract on WhatsApp, which had an address of Greater Kailash, New Delhi and has signature of telecom director. Ganvir was then asked to deposit `24,500 along with the contract. After depositing the amount Mandal told Ganvir that the Jio tower is being insured for `15 crore and the first installment of the insurance is to be paid by the plot owner. The he informed Ganvir to deposit the first installment of `62,000 and transfer the amount.
After the said amount was deposited, Ganvir was further told to deposit `92,000 as per Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). Ganvir realised that something was fishy and refused to deposit the money. Mandal threatened that the contract would be cancelled, to which Ganvir agreed. Mandal agreed to refund the money deposited till date in 40 days. After 40 days, when Ganvir did not receive his money, he sent a notice to Mandal to the office, but was shocked to know that there was no such office or person.
Ganvir then registered a case in Ambazari police station. PSI Ravindra Meshram had registered a case of cheating and forgery.