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Vadodara district local crime branch busted a scam involving goods worth Rs 1.71 crore belonging to Flipkart India Online Company

Vadodara district local crime branch busted a scam involving goods worth Rs 1.71 crore belonging to Flipkart India Online Company

Vadodara district local crime branch busted a scam involving goods worth Rs 1.71 crore belonging to Flipkart India Online Company
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The Vadodara district local crime branch has busted a scam involving goods worth Rs 1.71 crore belonging to Flipkart India Online Company, which was sent from Mumbai to Haryana. Police have arrested the son from father-son duo and Ahmedabad-based trader involved in purchasing the goods. Police have also seized goods worth over Rs 1.56 crore and are searching for the absconding accused in the case.

Giving information about the scam of goods worth Rs 1.71 crore, District Police Chief Sudhir Desai said, On August 6, Vikas Dharamsingh Punia, a resident of Mumbai, lodged a complaint at the Karjan police station alleging that goods worth Rs 1,71,24,420 from the Flipkart online market had been stolen. Based on the complaint, the investigation of the incident was handed over to the District Local Crime Branch. Separate teams of District Local Crime Branch and Karjan Police have been formed to nab two members of the gang who were involved in smuggling goods worth Rs 1.71 crore in quick time. Rs 1.56 crore has been seized by the police and further action has been taken.

As per details given by the police, Vikas Punia had shipped goods worth Rs 1.71 crore from Mumbai to Haryana from the Flipkart India on-line market, including laptops, mobile phones, electronic items and body sprays in a closed-body tempo. Tempo driver Ramesh Dineshkumar Patel (from Sarai-UP) left for Haryana with cleaner Salman carrying luggage. Meanwhile, they put the goods from the tempo on the road to a safe place and left the tempo in the compound of Goodluck Hotel on the highway between Karjan and Valan village.

Meanwhile Vikas Punia had lodged a complaint at the Karjan police station on August 6 as the goods not reached in time. Police questioned Vikas Punia and he said the GPS system has been installed in the tempo. Based on the information, the district police teams obtained the CCTV footage and began investigation, in which the tempo turned out to have stayed longer at Palsana. In further investigation, police found the goods of Tempo were emptied in a godown in Diamond Nagar in GIDC Kamrej Surat.

During investigation the godown is found to be owned by Shivlal Hasmukhlal Shah (Jain) from Surat. Police searched for him but he was not found and then questioned his son Kushal Shah and he said, the goods they put in the godown was sold to Pankaj Kumar Chhaganlal Khatik from Ahmedabad. Immediately a team was sent to Ahmedabad.

Meanwhile, police arrested Kushal Shivlal Shah (Jain) and Pankaj Kumar Khatik from Ahmedabad. Police also seized goods worth Rs 1,56,43,784 from Pankaj Kumar Khatik kept at different places. Police have also launched a search for the absconding mastermind Shivlal Hasmukhlal Shah (Jain) and tempo driver Ramesh Kumar Dinesh Kumar Patel.

Shivlal Shah, the mastermind of the crime, has been booked at other police stations in Surat, including intimidation and looting in Bharuch.

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