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2 held for duping man to arrange money for contesting Panchayat elections

Two men were arrested for allegedly duping a person of over Rs 4 lakh to arrange money for contesting Panchayat elections, police said on Wednesday. The accused have been identified as Mehtab (35) and Akib (25), both residents of Asilpur village in Meerut, they said. They have duped a person using the pretext of selling an SUV car through an online marketplace. Police said that one Sultan, a resident of Hyderabad, lodged a complaint where saying that he saw an advertisement in August on an online car selling marketplace about a Toyota Fortuner at a price of Rs 6 lakh, police said. He contacted the seller, Mehtab, and the deal was finalised at Rs 4.65 lakh after negotiations, a senior police officer said. Mehtab asked Sultan to come to Ajmeri Gate, Delhi, with money to get the delivery of the car. On September 3, Sultan, along with his three brothers, came to Ajmeri Gate and handed over Rs 2.15 lakh in cash to Mehtab and transferred Rs. 2.50 lakh in the account of one Athar Ali, the ...

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