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36-year-old man arrested for cheating man of Rs 12 lakh

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New Delhi: A 36-year-old man has been arrested by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police for allegedly cheating a senior citizen of Rs 12 lakh.

Munna Singh was apprehended recently by a team of Crime Branch, from the office of weekly newspaper in Jahangir Puri here, said Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner (Crime) of Police.

“The accused came in contact with the complainant Gangaram Aggarwal at a library here and came to know about his interest in poetry writing and won his confidence over several meetings.

“He told the complainant that he would get published his poetry by a publisher in South Africa for which he would get huge amount in return in the form of royalty. For getting the poems published, accused cheated the complainant to the tune of rupees 10-12 lacs,” a police release said.

According to the police, when the complainant pressurized him for publication of his poetry or return of the money that he had paid, the accused told him that his parcel of poetry books and the money from royalty is stuck in the ministry.

The accused told the complainant that he was trying to get his parcel cleared and to make the complainant believe that he was making genuine efforts, he fabricated the letter of PMO, the police said.

The computer which was used for preparation of fake letter of Prime Minister s Office has been seized from the office of the newspaper, it added.

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