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C'garh: 4 arrested for duping people under pretext of PMAY

Press Trust of India  |  Raigarh (Chhattisgarh) 

Four persons were arrested in Chhattisgarh's district for allegedly duping several people in the name of Pradhan Awaas Yojana, a flagship housing scheme, police said Sunday.

The accused, allegedly posing as government officials, had siphoned off money from the accounts of the people by collecting their and identity details on the pretext of providing houses under the scheme, an said.

The four were arrested from Lailunga area here on Saturday based on the complaint of Kharsia residents Hemlal Raitiya and Bharat Ram Kalaar, Additional Superintendent of Police said.

He identified those arrested as Lailunga residents Dharmendra Mahant, Sanjay Tirky, and Chaitan Yadav.

As per two complainants, on January 5, two of the accused had posed as Janpad Panchayat officials and had taken the complainants' Aadhaar numbers, mobile numbers and thumb impression through a digital device in the name of a PMAY survey, Agrawal said.

Later, Raitiya and Kalar found that Rs 10,000 and Rs 1,900 respectively had been withdrawn from their accounts following which they informed police, he said.

As many as 15 cards, five mobile phones, one computer set, one JCB machine, one motorcycle and Rs 5000 cash were recovered from them, he said.

The accused admitted to having duped several people in four districts- Janjgir-Champa, Raigarh, Jashpur and Balrampur on the pretext of providing houses under the PMAY scheme, he said.

They have been charged under section 420 (cheating) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the IPC, he added.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 17:45 IST