Duo held for duping Delhi jewellery stores

New Dehi: Two men who allegedly duped more than six jewellery stores in the national capital by paying for purchases with fake cheques have been arrested in Mumbai, police said today.

The two accused have been identified as Anchit Chawla (27), a resident of Mohali in Punjab and Rajesh Kumar (26), a resident of Najafgarh in New Delhi.

According to BS Jaiswal, DCP (South), Chawla used to impersonate as the PSO of a political bigwig and purchase jewellery, for which he would pay through fake cheques drawn on Citi Bank, which would later bounce.

"They used to give fake addresses and used new mobile connections for their various con jobs. Co-accused Kumar used to introduce himself as Chawla's driver. On a few occasions, Chawla's wife Monica, too, joined them with their three-year- old girl to gain the confidence of the jewellery store owner," Jaiswal added.

The police team formed to arrest the duo traced down a friend of theirs who provided them with vital information about the accused, following which they were a few days back arrested from Juhu in Mumbai.