TAMIL NADU

4 held for cheating businessman

CHENNAI AUG. 26. The Central Crime Branch of the city police today arrested four persons on charges of cheating a businessman from Udhagamandalam after promising to get him a loan of Rs. 50 lakhs from a finance company. Without revealing the identity of the complainant, CCB sources said he approached four persons for a loan based on an advertisement in a newspaper.

He stated that the four demanded a commission of Rs. 2 lakhs as advance, which he parted with. However, neither was the loan arranged nor the commission returned to him, when he demanded it back, the businessman said in his complaint to the Crime Branch.

A special team conducted investigations and traced the four persons and arrested them in the city. Shahul Hameed, Salim, Mohammed Ishathani and Sundar were produced before an Egmore court and remanded to judicial custody, the sources said.

Fake passports

Meanwhile, the CCB also arrested two Sri Lankans for allegedly preparing fake passports at Anna Nagar (West). Following a tip-off CCB sleuths conducted checks at a house and nabbed Sugunan and Anton and reportedly seized 1,000 pages meant to used in the fake passports. Sugunan allegedly got the papers from Udayan, another Sri Lankan, a CCB press release said and added the latter managed to sneak back to Sri Lanka. The two arrested persons are alleged to have carried on with the illegal operation of preparing fake passports in Mumbai and other cities.

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