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Maharashtra: Six booked for cheating Mira Road trader of around Rs 25 lakh in Thane

All the accused have been charged under IPC sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 409 (criminal breach of trust by a public servant), 420 (cheating) 467 (forgery), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating).

Edited By: Anurag Roushan @Candid_Tilaiyan Thane Updated on: June 21, 2024 17:09 IST
Six booked for cheating Mira Road trader of around Rs 25 lakh in Thane
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As many as six persons were booked for allegedly cheating a trader of Rs 25 lakh in Mira Road in Thane district, Maharashtra. According to a police official, the six accused, between June last year and June 2024, lured him into partnering in a flour mill business and cheated him after he invested Rs 24.98 lakh.

The accused have been identified as Riku alias Avinash Phatak, Sishodia alias Manish Thakur, Ashraf Chowdhari, Jamal Ansari, Ashish Mishra and Jagarti Manish Choudhari. They have been charged under IPC sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 409 (criminal breach of trust by a public servant), 420 (cheating) 467 (forgery), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), the official added. 

Nigerian woman held with drugs in Thane 

Earlier in the day, the Thane police arrested a 25-year-old Nigerian woman after recovering drugs worth about Rs 5.6 lakh from her. According to officials, a team of the Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) spotted the woman, later identified as Santard Biliv Okam, moving suspiciously in the city on Wednesday evening. She was found to be carrying 56.3 grams of MD crystal powder, valued at Rs 5.6 lakh, they added. 

The police are trying to ascertain from where the Nigerian national had sourced the banned substance. Okam has been booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, said the official from the Kasarwadavli police station.

(With PTI inputs)

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