CA Wanted To Send Car From Thane To Odisha, Duped By 4 Posing As Logistics Workers (Representational image)
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Thane: A chartered accountant in Maharashtra’s Thane has been allegedly cheated of Rs 37,964 by four people who claimed to be associated with a logistics firm. Reportedly, the suspects offered the 46-year-old help in transporting his car to Odisha.
According to a report by PTI, the victim bought the car in 2011. He was not using the vehicle much in Thane and wanted to transport it to his home in Odisha.
A police official from the Kasarvadavali police station said, “He searched online for a logistics company transporting vehicles, communicated with some persons whose details were mentioned on a website, and made the payment for the transportation of the car.”
The CA in his complaint stated that he handed over his car to the logistics company driver on November 8. However, when he checked about the driver’s delivery status, the latter asked him to contact the company and gave him evasive replies.
Later, the phone number of all the four suspects switched off and he was left with no response.
"As the car was not delivered at the destination, the man filed a police complaint, based on which offences were registered against the four persons on Friday under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act," the cop said.
Now, an investigation has been launched into the case.