2 Arrested in West Bengal for fooling people under the pretext of doubling money using chemicals
Two people have been arrested in the South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal for allegedly duping people under the pretext of doubling their money by using a chemical, police said on Saturday.
Acting on a complaint filed by Asit Halder, a resident of the Gosaba region, the two were arrested on Friday within the confines of Basanti police station, and unrecorded money of Rs 4 lakh was recovered from their possession. , said a senior officer.
The search is ongoing for another person who is part of the racket, he said.
Mr Halder lost Rs 6 lakh as he fell into the trap of fraudsters, the officer said.
The three people had asked Halder to come to a house in Jyotishpur district.
After reaching the house with Rs 6 lakh in cash, he was asked to put his money in a container and keep it in a room.
He was then asked to bring the chemical from another room and pour it into the container in which the money was kept.
After the exercise was over, scammers told him to take the container home and open it after a day.
The victim found bundles of blank papers in the container when he opened it the next day, the officer said.
“The accused had taken the money out of the container and put bundles of blank papers in it when Halder had gone to the other room to bring the chemical,” the officer said while explaining the racketeering procedure.
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