Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): A person from West Bengal allegedly cheated more than 20 people on the pretext of selling them gold at an inexpensive rate and thus collected more than Rs 75 lakh from them, MP Nagar police said on Saturday.
Police station incharge told media that about six people approached the police and filed a complaint that they were cheated. They said they gave Rs 45 lakh to accused Saptam Sardar who also promised high interest to people if they invested money in his business.
He married a resident of Ashoka Garden area. After some months, he disappeared. He had an office in MP Nagar from where he ran his business that remains closed now. The complainants told police that he duped people to the tune of more than Rs 75 lakh. The police have registered the case under Sections 406, 420 of IPC. Efforts are underway to arrest him.