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Seven-member gang arrested for cheating elderly person

Covai Post Network

A seven-member gang, including a woman, was arrested today for allegedly cheating a retired PF department official here and taking Rs. 5,000 on the promise of providing a car online.

On information about getting a car online, the official, Arun Babu, contacted one Abu Dahir, who asked him to deposit Rs. 5,000 in a bank account for booking the car, police said.

Arun Babu got suspicious when Abu Dahir demanded more money and lodged a complaint with the local police, based on which they began investigating.

Inquiries led to the arrest of Abu Dahir and his accomplices, Naresh, Sharif, Madeena Begum, Sarbuddin, Mushtapha and Muzafiq from Pollachi, police said. All of them were remanded to custody and further investigations are on to ascertain whether any others are involved in this type of fraud.

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