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Posted at: Jul 12, 2019, 7:56 AM; last updated: Jul 12, 2019, 7:56 AM (IST)

Man arrested for duping jewellers, wife at large

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 11

The UT police have arrested a man who, along with his wife, used to dupe jewellers in the tricity. The woman, after selecting jewellery items, used to claim that she wanted to show these to her mother sitting in the car. The woman then used to sit in the car and escape from the spot with her husband.

In a recent incident, complainant Vipin Verma, a salesman at Mahindra Jewellers, complained that a woman visited the shop on July 3. She selected a gold ring and told the complainant that she wanted show the ring to her mother, who was sitting in an Alto car outside the shop.

The police said the woman took the ring out of the shop and instead of returning, she sped away from the spot.

A case under Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of a common intention) of the IPC was registered at the Sector 17 police station on July 10.

The police said on a tip-off, a trap was laid and 32-year-old Gajjan Singh, a resident of Phase XI, Mohali, was arrested. During interrogation, he revealed that he, along with his wife Balwinder Kaur (28), had cheated several jewellers in the tricity.

They had cheated jewellers in Sector 20, Sector 35 and Phase V, Mohali. The police said efforts were being made to arrest Balwinder Kaur. Gajjan Singh was produced in a court today and remanded in one-day police custody.

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