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Class 8 dropout posing as GST official in UP arrested
A man has been arrested for duping several traders by posing as the ‘joint commissioner’ in the GST department.
The accused, Hiralal Yadav, turned out to be a Class 8 dropout.
Police said that Yadav was arrested after a trader in Biskohar Bazar noticed that Yadav was unable to check the account books.
The trader asked Yadav to show his identity card and informed police who reached the shop and questioned Yadav and arrested him when he failed to prove his credentials.
SHO, Trilokpur, Surya Prakash Singh said, “A trader saw Yadav who claimed to be ‘joint-commissioner’ in the state GST department. Taking advantage of the recent raids by the GST department, he got a fake ID card made with forged signatures in the name of real officers after seeing their names on the Internet.”
On Wednesday, he first reached a footwear shop and checked the bills. He took Rs 4,000 from the shop owner and issued him a warning. Thereafter, he visited a timber shop and took Rs 5,000 from its owner. When other shopkeepers came to know about this, some of them closed their shops while others started updating the account books.
“Yadav then reached a wholesaler supplying automobile parts and demanded to see the account books. However, the manager noticed that Yadav was unable to check the figure and had no knowledge of Tally software,” the police officer said.
He immediately informed his seniors who asked him to keep Yadav engaged.
“In the meantime, the members of traders’ association and others reached the automobile shop and asked Yadav to show his identity card. Yadav showed them his ID card and threatened to sue them in the court and lodge an FIR for obstructing a government servant from discharge of his duties,” the officer said.
“Traders called UP 112 for verification of Yadav. We reached the spot and asked Yadav to show his ID card and later shared the details with GST officials,” the SHO said.
“The GST officials told us that Yadav was a fake officer after which an FIR was lodged against him,” he added.
During interrogation, Yadav told the police that he was a Class 8 dropout and worked as a driver.
22 injured in fire at wedding venue in UP
Twenty-two people suffered burn injuries after an LPG cylinder leak triggered a fire at a wedding venue in Rath town of Uttar Pradesh’s Hamirpur district, late on Wednesday night.
Eight persons who were critically injured people have been admitted to the Orai Medical College in Jalaun district, said police.
According to reports, a gas stove lit up by a cook triggered the blaze, which spread to a nearby wooden structure. However, locals and fire fighters controlled the flames.
Jilted lover kills woman on busy Kerala road
A 46-year-old jilted lover murdered a 50-year-old woman, his partner of 12 years, on a busy road here on Thursday.
The incident occurred on the main road at Peroorkada when Sindhu was walking and Rajesh slashed her thrice with a knife.
Though Sindhu was rushed to a hospital, she succumbed to her injuries.
Rajesh was taken into police custody where he confessed to the crime and said the two were in a relationship for the past 12 years but of late, she had drifted away from him.
The accused runs a juice shop in the capital city suburbs.
A police probe has been launched.
Two women held in Gujarat for giving ‘Talibani’ punishment to woman for 2nd marriage
Gujarat’s Amreli police have arrested two women in connection with ‘Talibani’ punishment to a woman for her second marriage.
According to victim Bhanuben Sadhamia, some 15 years ago she married to one Raju Charoliya – who died in an accident four years ago. A year and half ago, she married to Kavabhai Sadhamia against the wishes of Raju’s family.
On Monday, for some personal reason she paid visit to her first in-laws in Galkotdi village in Amreli district, when her sister-in-law (first husband’s sister) Ghughaben Hikabhai, started abusing her. Later, they (Raju’s family members) started beating her with stick till she fell on the floor. Her other sister-in-law Chakuben Charoliya cut her hair and threatened to kill her.
Later, her mother-in-law (Raju’s mother) Gavuben Ravatbhai intervened and saved her, and the neighbour called emergency medical service. She was taken to a hospital, where she gave a statement to the police and later lodged a complaint.
Police have registered a case of criminal intimidation, voluntarily causing hurt and intentionally insulting to provoke against Ghughaben, Chakuben and two others – Faduben, and Hikabhai.
Two accused, Ghughaben and Faduben are arrested on Wednesday morning, and search for Chakuben and Hikabha is going on, said the police said.
12 held for duping, harassing people using Chinese lending app
Noida Police cyber cell and have arrested 12 persons linked to a Chinese lending app through which they duped several people and harassed them.
The accused, using the app, lent small amounts of Rs 3,000 to Rs 4,000 to people and then, would threaten to share their objectionable morphed images, pressuring them into repaying 10 to 20 times of the loan amount.
Police recovered 36 desktop computers, 15 laptops, eight smartphones, two dialers, 135 SIM cards, 10 headphones, Rs 1.5 lakh in cash from their possession.
The arrested accused have been identified as Punit Tuli, Mohd Afzal, Jitendra, Neeraj Lal, Shivam, Azeem, Aakash Srivastava, Sumit, Arun Singh, Siddharth Ojha, Rajnessh Jha, and Bharat.
They used to hack the mobile phones of people who take loan using the app and take out their contact list, photos and videos. Later, these accused used to threaten victims with morphed photos and videos in a bid to extort money from them. They even set up a call centre in Sector 63 for the purpose.