Man cheated by lure of cheap gold, robbed | Ahmedabad News

Ahmedabad: A 53-year-old man from Vastral, Bharat Patel, who runs an engineering unit at his house lodged a complaint at Ramol police station on Thursday alleging that six persons — of whom four were later identified as Iswharpuri Goswami and Pradeep Gordhan Kachadia of Ramol, Shailiesh Thakor of Narol, Ankur Bhupendra Patel of Hathijan— cheated him using the lure of gold biscuits at lower-than-market price.
The offence took place in July but one of the accused who had introduced the others to the complainant promised him to his money back. The complainant then waited, but later he approached Ramol police.
Investigators said they have arrested four of the six persons accused for a similar offence a fortnight ago and they are in judicial custody. “We are hunting for the two remaining accused and will question the suspects in the jail about them,” said K S Dave, inspector of Ramol police station.
Patel stated that Goswami told him that his friend had bought gold biscuits at lower than the market price from customs officials and he had to sell it. Patel agreed to buy it and Goswami called Shailesh. Shailesh called him to Hathijan Circle on July 31 and showed him the biscuit. Patel was convinced the biscuit was genuine and gave Shailesh Rs 3 lakh. At that very time, a car drove up from behind them. Three persons got out, identified themselves as policemen and told them that they would be booked for smuggling gold.
According to the FIR, the three made Patel and Shailesh sit in the car and took them away. On the way they beat up Patel and took the ‘gold biscuit’ and the Rs 3 lakh and then threw him out of the car.
When Patel read about a similar gang operating in the city in a newspaper and that some members of it were arrested by Ramol police, he approached Ramol police and lodged the complaint. “He identified the four of them from pictures. We will soon nab the others soon,” said Dave.

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