Sonepat, October 13
The police have booked an ex-Army man for allegedly duping a widow of Rs 7.5 lakh in lieu of providing government job to her son in the Military Engineering Services (MES).
In her complaint to the SP, Prasani Devi of Lal Darwaja on Purkhas Road here said Balwan of Fazilpur had retired from the Army and was running a security service office in his village. Her son Shankar was working as a security guard with him.
Balwan lured her that he would manage a government job for her son as commander works engineer in the MES. He demanded Rs 7.5 lakh from her and she gave Rs 50,000 cash and her son’s documents to him.
Devi further said she transferred Rs 7 lakh to Balwan’s bank account through RTGS. They received an appointment letter from the MES headquarter, Chief Engineer, Southern Commandant, Pune, through post on November 11 last year, in which they were directed to report on November 25.
After that they received a joining letter on their WhatsApp number and her son reached Kanpur, but he wasn’t allowed to join.
She and her son approached Balwan and asked him about the fraud after which the latter threatened them of dire consequences. They then filed a complaint at the SP office against Balwan after which he assured to return their money with interest, but hasn’t so far.
The Civil Lines police have registered a case against Balwan under various Sections of the IPC and began a probe into the matter. — TNS
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