Milk vendor duped of ₹1.1 lakh

Culprit posed as CCB officer

The Cottonpet police are on the lookout for a man who allegedly duped a milk vendor of ₹1.1 lakh. The victim, Srinivas V., is a resident of R.T. Nagar. He had gone to the CCB headquarters to make enquiries about his younger brother, Suresh, who had been picked up in connection with a cricket betting case.

He met a man, who introduced himself as Khaja Bande Nawaz. “He told Srinivas that he was the CCB officer handling his brother’s case. He promised to release Suresh if he paid ₹1.1 lakh,” said a police officer.

Srinivas handed over the money to the man. “In his complaint to the police, he said that Nawaz instructed him to go home and wait for his brother, who would be released later in the evening,” the police officer added.

Incidentally, his brother did return home that evening, but told Srinivas that he had been released by the CCB because he was innocent and knew nothing about any cricket betting scam.

The next day, Srinivas went back to the CCB headquarters where he was informed that there was no officer by the name of Khaja Bande Nawaz.

Acting on the advice of CCB officials, he filed a complaint with the Cottonpet police on Wednesday.

“We have taken up a case against Nawaz who has been charged with impersonation and cheating,” said the Cottonpet police.

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