Two persons have been arrested for allegedly duping people by posing as Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Sales Tax officers.
Acting on a tip-off, a Delhi Police Crime Branch team laid a trap near Rohini West metro station on Tuesday afternoon and arrested Kishan Lal (62) and Rajender Kumar (40).
The police claim to have worked out three cases of cheating with the arrests.
The two purportedly told the police that they along with their accomplice Ramesh duped a trader in Chandni Chowk of Rs.25,000 on May 9. The three stopped the trader near Shish Ganj Gurdwara posing as CBI officers and asked him to get his luggage searched. The three told the trader that they had information that he was carrying fake Indian currency. One of the accused then took out Rs.25,000 from the pocket of the trader, replaced it with a wad of papers cut in the size of notes and the trio tried to escape.
When the trader found that he had been cheated, he shouted for help. He along with some passers-by managed to catch Ramesh.
In February, the trio had allegedly cheated a U.P.-based businessman of Rs.12,000 posing as CBI officers. The victim had come to Karol Bagh in connection with his business. In March last, the three allegedly cheated a man of Rs.25,000 posing as Sales Tax officers.
Kishan Lal, a resident of Sahibabad, came to Delhi from Punjab three decades ago. Earlier, he worked at some private firm and then took to cheating. His son runs transport business.
Rajender, a resident of Naraina, came to Delhi from Rajasthan several years ago. He is a registered bad character of Sultanpuri. He is previously involved in nine criminal cases including murder, robbery, cheating and under the Arms Act.