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Four con men nabbed in Mehsana Sunday, August 26, 2001

AHMEDABAD: The Mehsana district police have nabbed four persons for 'floating' a fake bank and cheating people of lakhs of rupees by way of donations.

According to a press release the accused -- Balwantsinh Jagatsinh Jhala, Balwantsinh Gumansinh Jhala, Dineshbhai Chaturbhai Rawal and Mohansinh Rangatsinh Jhala -- had set up a bank, promised jobs to SC/ST and OBCs and then collected money from them on the basis of fake documents.

The bank was called 'Parishram Co-operative Limited Bank" at Viramgam in Ahmedabad district. The cheats made false stamps, documents and collected money ranging between Rs 5,000 and Rs 25,000 from clients. All the accused are residents of Bontai village in Viramgam.

Investigations were carried out under the supervision of superintendent of police AK Sharma and cases were booked against the accused under sections 406, 407, 408, 464, 465 and 467 of the IPC. The case is being investigated by inspector MM Shah from the Local Crime Branch. The exact amount defrauded is yet to be determined. The police have asked the people associated with the bogus bank to get in touch with them.
Five boys drown: Five boys who had gone picnicking to the Jhanjhri falls in Bayad taluka of Sabarkantha, drowned on Friday noon as they stepped into the river to have a bath.

The boys are residents of Saraswati Society in Mehsana and have been identified as Piyushkumar Ishwarlal Solanki, Chandranat Vitthal Makwana, Nitinkumar Natwarlal Makwana, Jayeshkumar Natwarlal Chauhan and Kirankumar Dhirubhai Shastri.

In-laws attempt murder: In yet another case, a woman and her daughters tried to set her daughter-in-law on fire for not returning their money.

According to the complaint lodged at the Vatva police, Sultanabano Aslamkhhan Pathan stated that her husband had borrowed Rs 1,000 from his sister, Shabanabano.

Shabana came to Sultanabano's house in Alifnagar Society, with her sister Shabnam and demanded the money back. Sultana said her husband would return it, which irritated the girls and they beat her up. The mother-in-law, Salmabibi, was also present there. They doused Sultana in kerosene and set her ablaze on Thursday evening.

She was rushed to LG Hospital. Cases have been booked against the three women.

News Source : Times Of India News Service [ Lightning News ]

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