Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (MS)
Udupi, Mar 25: Strangers cheated two persons of Rs eight lac in two separate cases on the pretext of exchanging Dhiram foreign currency into Indian rupees.
In the first case, a stranger approached Mohammed Taufiq (43), a resident of Mangaluru and taxi driver by profession on March 7 and asked him in Hindi language about the exchange centre to exchange Rs 100 Dhiram gulf currency. Taufiq denied any knowledge of exchange centre. The stranger said that he has lots of such currency with his aunt and assured that he can give for lower exchange rates. The stranger kept on pestering Taufiq and on March 11, the stranger, along with two others brought a bag and said that there are 900 Dhiram currency notes. When Mohammed was checking the bag, the three strangers snatched the bag containing Rs six and half lac and ran away. A complaint in this connection is registered in Kota police station.
In another incident, a stranger approached Ahmed Sharfuddin (46), who sells clothes in Kundapur and bought a Bermuda shorts from him. After paying the money, the stranger showed Dhiram currency notes of gulf country in his wallet and asked the exchange centre. Ahmed gave Rs 500 for the Rs 100 Dhiram currency note. The stranger said that he has lots of foreign currency and called Sharfuddin to Brahmavar bus stand. Sharfuddin went with Rs 1.5 lac in cash. The stranger and another person came to Brahmavar with a woman and gave a plastic bag to Sharfuddin. As he was checking the bag, the trio snatched the rupee currency bag from Sharfuddin and ran away. A case in this connection is filed in Brahmavar police station.
In both cases, the newspaper sheets were made as bundle and only on top and bottom, genuine Dhiram currency notes were placed by the fraudsters.