Man posing as reader of judge booked for fraud : The Tribune India

Ludhiana, January 25

The Sarabha Nagar police have booked one Paramjit Singh, a resident of Akkuwal village near Sidhwan Bet in Jagraon tehsil, for cheating a person by impersonating as reader of a judge and extorting money on the promise of getting government job in sports quota.

One Ikbal Singh, a resident of Raja Garden, Barewal, lodged a complaint with the police that the said accused pretended to be the reader of a judge posted at Jalandhar and took Rs 3 lakh from him on the promise that he would get his son Gurpreet Singh a government job as a sports secretary from out of sports quota.

He neither got his son any government job nor did he return the money. The accused has been booked under section 420 of the Indian Penal Codeand further investigation was in progress.

In another incident, one Jagjit Bhatia, a resident of Nanadpur near Sahnewal, lost Rs 10,000 cash to a fraudster who promised to get his cash deposited in the Grain Market, Sahnewal branch of State Bank of India on January 22. Jagjit told the police that he had gone to the bank to deposit cash where a youth was standing by a Jupiter scooter parked outside the bank.

He said the accused person told him to wait outside by his scooter while he would deposit the cash without having to stand in a queue. However, he later found that scooter belonged to somebody else and the accused disappeared with his money. A case was registered. — OC

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