Mr Obhman transferred Rs 27.82 lakh from his bank account to Mr Yadav’s bank account for purchase of industrial sheds.
New Delhi: A Mumbai-based businessman has alleged that he was duped to a tune of over Rs 2 crore by a Delhi- based scrap dealer on the pretext of providing him business opportunity in the Delhi Metro and the Noida authority.
The complainant, Tavinder Obhman, a resident of Navi Mumbai, said in his police complaint: “I live in Mumbai and sometimes come to Delhi for business purposes. During one such visit, I met a man named Yadav in the coffee shop of the Claridges Hotel in 2013 and we became friends. He introduced himself as a scrap dealer.”
Since Mr Obhman is in the business of supplying crane service, accused Mr Yadav allured him with the prospect of good contacts in the Delhi Metro. Subsequently, he fell prey to his tactics and paid him Rs 15 lakh.
Mr Obhman alleged that Mr Yadav further entrapped him with the promise of getting an industrial shed allotted in his name from the Noida authority and asked the complainant to transfer money.
He transferred the money to his account in good faith. However, neither any shed was allotted nor did Mr Yadav return the money to the complainant. He also said that he could get the complainant’s cranes hired in UP state electricity board. On this pretext, the accused asked him to pay Rs 1.05 crore via cheque drawn in the name of the board.
Later, on October 22, 2013, Mr Obhman transferred Rs 27.82 lakh from his bank account to Mr Yadav’s bank account for purchase of industrial sheds.
The accused further entrapped Mr Obhman, who again paid him Rs 7.41 lakh to get his work done. However, later the complainant released that he was being cheated.
A police case has been registered against the accused.