Ludhiana, October 23: Owner of Verma Jewellers, based in the main market of Jodhan town, became a victim of fraud as a couple bought 56 grams of gold from his shop, paid in fake currency notes issued by the "Bhartiya Manoranjan Bank".
A complaint has been registered Jodhan town police station, falling under Ludhiana region. The unidentified accused have been booked under section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code. Fake Rs 500 Notes of 'Children Bank of India' Dispensed by ATM in UP's Bareilly (Watch Video)
Jodhan Station House Officer Jarnail Singh said a search operation has been launched based on the recordings from the CCTV footage in Verma's shop.
The duo had arrived in a grey-coloured Maruti Suzuki Swift car, which they had parked outside Verma Jewellers. Since the car had a fake number plate, we are unable to locate it, a police official privy to the case informed reporters.
Shyam Sunder Verma, the duped owner of the jewellery shop, said the accused paid him in Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes. However, when he scrutinised them in detail, he found that the 'Bhartiya Manoranjan Bank' and 'Entertainment Bank of India' was printed on either sides.
Incidents of fraudery are on a rise in Ludhiana, as the police has recently busted a racket of fake travel agents, who have duped over 69 city youths of lakhs of rupees. The victims were promised to be sent to Europe and provided a white-collar job.