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Police arrests two maids for duping Lal Bazar family

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Srinagar: In a swift action, Police on Tuesday arrested two maids within hours after the duo duped a Srinagar family by running away with the advance money, police said.
The action by police followed a complainant by a resident identified as Muzamil Hayat son of Faiz Ahmad of Lal Bazar Srinagar that the family hired one maid through Karishna Maid Bureau through online platform and on May 9, at around 03:30 pm the Karishma Maid Bureau sent the maid identified as Archana Chauhan along with the agent Rajini Jha at their location. An amount of advance of one year to the tune of Rs 74 thousand was given to the agent.
However, to the surprise of the family, both the helper and the agent fled from our house in the early morning along with the advance payment, police said.
Based on this information, police said, a case (FIR no. 26/2022) under section IPC section 420 (cheating, 120 (Concealing design to commit offence punishable with imprisonment) was registered at police station Lalbazar.
On the direction by SSP Srinagar Rakesh Balwal various teams were constituted under the supervision of SDPO Hazaratbal to nab the agent and helper. “Taking advantage of Technical and human sources, both these ladies were arrested within hours from Qazigund area with active assistance of police station Qazigund along with the advance cash payment,” police said.
They arrested Archana Chauhan daughter of Ram Chauhan of Pathalgaon Chhattisgarh and Rajni Jha daughter of Ramesh jha of Jharkhand have been sent to custody.
“Further investigation in the case is going on and more arrests are expected,” the police said.
Meanwhile, the SSP Srinagar urged general public to contact the police for the authenticity of various maid consultancies running online or offline and ensure police verification of maids before they are hired or employed.


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