Rajya Sabha MP Dr Vikas Mahatme duped of Rs 1.55 lakh by Delhi man


Nation Next Newsroom | Jun 10, 2018 14:40

Dhantoli Police has booked a man from Delhi for duping Rajya Sabha MP and well-know eye surgeon from Nagpur - Dr Vikas Mahatme - of Rs 1.55 lakh.
Rajya Sabha MP Dr Vikas Mahatme (File Phot/Nation Next)

Dhantoli Police has booked a man from Delhi for duping Rajya Sabha MP and well-know eye surgeon from Nagpur – Dr Vikas Mahatme – of Rs 1.55 lakh.

As per the police, Dr Mahatme, who stays at the Central Excise Colony on Wardha Road, in November 2016, had contacted the accused Rakesh Sapru, a resident of Malviya Nagar in New Delhi, for buying a ‘Wool Shearing Machine’ and a ‘Claw Cutter.’ Dr Mahatme, as demanded by Sapru, send a cheque of Rs 1,55,027 to him for the equipment.

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While Sapru, encashed the cheque, he did not deliver the machines. When Dr Mahatme asked for a refund, the accused sent an Axis Bank cheque, which later bounced due to insufficient funds. The accused had also provided Dr Mahatme with a fake office address.

Dhantoli Police, on basis of Dr Mahatme’s complaint, has booked Rakesh Sapru under section 420 of the IPC and is on lookout for the accused.