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Fake CID officer dupes woman for Rs. 30 lakh, arrested

2/18/2015 2:40:02 PM

Soumitra Nandi
A man posing as an inspector of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) West Bengal was apprehended by the city police for duping a woman of cash and jewellery worth Rs 30 lakh. Kaushik Chakraborty who was arrested by the Alipore police has also been using a car with fake police sticker.

According to police sources, Kaushik befriended a woman who was her colleague at a private insurance company working as a telecaller.  Kuashik first approached the woman urging her to do an insurance policy in September 2012. Therefater, Kaushik contacted her and in a short time became her family friend by alluring her with his good behavior. The woman who had recently lost her husband thought that she has found a support in the charming guy.

Kaushik then identified himself as a CID inspector and showed her a car with police sticker. He also showed gold ornaments and cash and said that the articles had been recovered in raid. “The woman gradually got dependent on him. At that point of time he promised to offer jobs in the CID for her two sons. He took cash and jewellery worth Rs 30 lakh for the purpose,” said an investigating officer.

“He also promised to offer her seized flats at minimum rate. However neither he provided the money nor any flat to the complainant,” added the officer.
A few months back she learnt from a newspaper that Kaushik had been arrested for providing false police identity at the Patuli police area. Thereafter she lodged a fresh complaint against Kaushik with the Survey Park police station on April 14th 2013.

“The real twist in the tale came at the point when Kaushik was produced at Alipore court. He then approached the woman and promised to return her gold and jewellery and urged her to withdraw her complaint. In open court Kaushik’s advocate too declared that his client would return all the jewellery and cash. In open court they also returned 93 grams gold ornaments through one Sambhu, the gold ornament maker. The woman believed that the settlement was true and withdrew the case,” deputy commissioner of police (south) Murlidhar Sharma said.

Days passed by but nothing was returned to her. At that point of time, she went to a jewellery shop to mortgage the jewellery given to her in the court for getting money but the jeweler told her that the ornaments were all fake.  Then she realized that she had had enough. She lodged a fresh case with the Survey Park police station in February last year which was transferred to the Alipore police station as the jewellery handover episode had taken place at Alipore court.

“After a lot of hard toil Kaushik was ultimately nabbed by detecting tower locations and several mobile contacts. The course of investigation also revealed that Sonu, the jeweler too was involved in the conspiracy along with the accused. Both of them were arrested.” Said a sleuth.


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