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Two arrested in cheating case

Special Correspondent

For cheating people with forged documents

Coimbatore: The Crime Branch sleuths of the Coimbatore City Police have arrested two persons on charges of preparing bogus rubber stamps of various government departments and cheating people with forged documents.

Boopalan and Saravanakumar, Catering Science and Hotel Management graduates from Coimbatore, lodged a complaint with City Police Commissioner C. Sylendra Babu stating that V. Thirumalaikumar (40) of Ramanathapuram running a private employment visa processing centre had cheated them to the tune of Rs. 3.60 lakh assuring to get them employment in a hotel in Switzerland.

When repeatedly asked for refund of the money or the job that was assured, there were only evasive replies and subsequently, the accused had closed down the firm and had gone missing, they said.

Mr. Babu constituted special teams led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime and Traffic), N. Kamini.

The special teams arrested Thirumalaikumar and during the search operation unearthed bogus rubber stamps of government departments and banks besides letter heads and forged bank statements.

Investigations revealed that he had resorted to a racket providing fake documents and duping people and cheating them of their money.

During further investigations, the police arrested a rubber stamp manufacturer C. Dhanapal (43), of Gandhipuram 6 {+t} {+h} Street, for manufacturing bogus rubber stamps.

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