A finance consultant from Andheri, Mumbai has duped of Rs 2 lakh when an unidentified man sold him newspapers and detergent soap instead of the antique clock.
The consultant wanted to deal in antiques to earn a hefty profit. On his visit to Pune, he met the conman who told him he would sell him a clock from the British era for just Rs 2 lakh the man got into his talks and came to Pune with the money to lock the deal.
To his utmost dismay, the box did not contain the antique clock. It only had a bunch of old newspapers and a bar of detergent soap instead. When the complainant reached the spot to and met the person, he was carrying a box but he told the person to hurry as there are chances of police questioning and taking action against them, the man then took the bag of cash from the complainant and gave the box to him.
He also warned him to not to open the box there and to open it in a safe place. After which he left the spot. After walking some distance, the complainant opened the box and found newspapers and soap.
He tried to trace the man but couldn’t as he had already fled with the money.
The police have registered a case against the conman under section 420 (cheating) of IPC. Police are also checking CCTV footage to trace him and the probe on the matter is underway.