MUMBAI: The city crime branch on Sunday arrested a couple including a TV actress who were wanted in a offence of cheating by the Jalandhar police. The couple cheated a man to the tune of Rs 3.5 crore promising him an appointment of an IPS officer and a posting in Jalandhar police department.
The crime branch unit 10 on the specific information provided by the special Investigating Team of Anti Fraud Unit of Jalandhar police, raided a plus flat in Lokhandwala in Oshiwara and arrested Puneet Kumar Ralhan (26) and his wife Sapna Ralhan (28).
Sapna is a TV actress and has worked in few tv serials. “On Jalandhar police’s request we traced the accused couple and have handed over them to Jalandhar police which have taken them on transit remand,” said inspector Vinay Ghorpude of unit 10.
Interestingly the Jalandhar high court had pulled the police for failing to arrest the couple and a magistrate court in issued a non-bailable warrant against the couple. According to police, the Jalandhar police had registered an offence of cheating, forgery, breach of trust, criminal conspiracy against the couple which duped a complainant to the tune of Rs 3.5 crore promising him to give an appointment of an IPS officer in Delhi police. They also gave counterfeit appointment letters of the Defence Ministry as well as National Police Academy, Hyderabad.
When the police failed to take action on the couple, the complainant even filed a written petition before the Punjab Haryana high court regarding police action in this matter after which the court pulled the police. The issue became very sensitive and a SIT was formed to trace the couple who fled and took shelter in Mumbai, said Akbar Pathan, deputy commissioner of police (Crime).
On interrogation it was revealed that the above accused have cheated many people with the same modus in Jalandhar.

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