Man held for duping individuals by posing as Mahanagar Fuel worker

Man held for duping people by posing as Mahanagar Gas employee

Accused would enter houses on the pretext of offering gasoline connection or taking studying of gasoline meter and flee with valuables

The Khandeshwar police have arrested a former Mahanagar Fuel contractor for duping individuals by posing as an worker of the corporate.

The police mentioned Pramod Krishna Mayekar (47), a resident of Wadala, on the pretext of offering a gasoline connection or taking the studying of the gasoline meter has stolen valuables from a home in Khandeshwar in Navi Mumbai, one in Shivaji Park in Dadar, and two residences in Bhoiwada in Kalyan. He was earlier arrested in 2016 by the Nerul police.

The police mentioned Mr. Mayekar has robbed individuals utilizing the identical modus operandi in Mulund, Vile Parle, Nayanagar, Bhayender and Nirmal Nagar. The police mentioned the accused would method flats with kinds that had the letterhead of Mahanagar Fuel. A graduate, who spoke fluent English, the accused would clarify the advantages of taking a gasoline connection.

He would then ask residents to fill a kind and pay ₹9,500 in money to safe the connection. The police mentioned the accused insisted on the cost being made in money. If the residents gave him a cheque, he would ask them to maintain the ‘identify’ discipline clean.

If the flat homeowners already had a connection, he would declare that he has come take a studying of the gasoline meter. Being brief in peak, he would ask for a stool or a chair to succeed in the meter. When the resident went right into a room to fetch a stool, the accused would seize no matter he may discover and flee.

Police sub-inspector Vaibhav Ronge mentioned, “Whereas investigating the case, we recognized the accused utilizing CCTV footage. He turned out to be a history-sheeter. We lastly nabbed him from Wadala.”

Mr. Ronge mentioned the accused robbed a mangalsutra from a flat in Khandeshwar on January 20 this 12 months when the complainant went right into a room to get some paperwork that had been required to fill the shape.

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