The city police on Sunday arrested two interstate fraudsters, who allegedly duped the people of crores of rupees by posing as CBI officers.
The accused have been identified as Vikram Goswami (44) and Shahbuddin (31), who allegedly used false identity cards, seals, stamps and other fake documents to cheat the people by convincing them to invest in a radioactivate substance Rice Puller (RP), which is used in missile technology.
Under the guidance of Suraj Verma, SP, Indore and Amarendra Singh, additional SP, the Crime Branch team chalked out steps to take effective action to catch the accused, said the police in a press note.
Police said Goswami belonged to West Bengal and had a good grasp over technical gadgets even though he studied until Class XI only. He allegedly confessed to have prepared fake seals, stamps and other false documents of a Special CBI officer.
Police said that Shahbuddin, who worked in Sarafa Bazaar, was also tricked by Goswami. Shahabuddin, acting according to Goswami's instructions, started convincing people to invest in the substance RP and collected nearly 27,000 government license fees, totalling around Rs 50 lakh and promised to provide the investors with nearly Rs 5 crore in their bank accounts.
Police said a case under Sections 419 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was also registered against them at Sarafa Bazar police station.
Police recovered a laptop, a fake seal coin, false documents, printers and transaction documents from the accused. Further probe is on.
( With inputs from ANI )