Tribune News Service
Mohali, June 25
A court granted bail to the kingpin of the fake petrol pump dealership gang, Mahinder Singh (25), after furnishing bail bonds worth Rs1 lakh.
Advocate Damandeep Singh, counsel for Mahinder, said the bail was granted to his client after the police submitted before the court that they had nothing more to interrogate him.
Mohinder was arrested on the disclosure statement of Asif Khan (38), a native of Jhansi. The cyber crime cell of the Mohali police had arrested Asif Khan, along with Braham Prakash (41) and Jatinder Singh (29), all residents of Gwalior, and Akash Singh (25), a resident of Hamirpur in Uttar Pradesh, for duping people on the pretext of offering them petrol pump dealership.
Counsel Damandeep Singh said Mohinder was arrested on May 23.
Since then, he was in judicial custody.
Cyber crime cell Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Rupinderdeep Kaur Sohi said after the arrest of five gangsters, the police had recovered Rs4.9 lakh, a Scorpio SUV, two laptops, mobile phones and SIM cards from them. The suspects had 21 bank accounts. Their bank accounts having an amount of Rs2.5 lakh were also freezed.
DSP Rupinderdeep Kaur Sohi said their modus operandi was to float a fake website and lure people to invest in petrol pump dealerships. The suspects used to ask people to transfer money online into their bank accounts.
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