Dubious firm dupes people of Rs 7 lakh

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Shillong, Feb 18 (PTI) Police in Meghalaya are on thelook-out for officials of a firm that swindled Rs 7.7 lakhfrom customers on the pretext of financial schemes anddisappeared overnight.

One Banicia Lyngdoh, engaged by the Specular North Eastin their office at Jowai in Jaintia Hills district, has filedan FIR alleging that the firm, during November 2009 to January2011, collected an amount of Rs 7,71,940 from customers.

�The amount was deposited into the Bank Account (SBINo. 30538674817) of its Head Office located at Guwahati.

However, when the above deposit matured in the month ofJanuary 2011, the company failed to pay the matured amount tothe depositors. Further, when the complainant enquired intothe matter she found that the office of the company hadalready been closed at Guwahati,� a police official saidtoday.

Over a hundred people in Jaintia Hills district ofMeghalaya have been duped by the firm, which engaged fivelocals as employees in its office at Jowai.

�Some names are there with us and we are contactingAssam Police to find their whereabouts. The investigation isin its primitive stage,� the official said.

The company ostensibly had registered address atSenduri Ali, Jonali, Guwahati-24 and another office at NavinNagar in Guwahati.

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