UP STF arrests one for deceiving factory owners on the pretext of government procurement

The UP Police Special Task Force (STF) on Saturday arrested a fraudster involved in deceiving multi-crore food processing companies under the guise of government procurement, senior police officials said.

The UP Police Special Task Force (STF) on Saturday arrested a fraudster involved in deceiving multi-crore food processing companies under the guise of government procurement, senior police officials said.

They said the fraudster had deceived up to two flour mill owners and four oil and ghee mill owners since the lockdown was imposed in the country in March 2020.

Accused Dinesh Kumar Mishra, a resident of Badhalganj, Gorakhpur, was arrested at his home in Rajajipuram within the confines of Talkatora police station. Police seized 171 boxes containing 15 liters of mustard oil worth 5 lakh was recovered from him, the STF press release said.

He further stated that Mishra tricked 821 boxes containing 15 liters of mustard oil worth 24 lakh of Jagdamba edible oil from Kannauj company and a fraud case is filed with Kannuaj police in this regard. A police official said that Mishra used to get the number of companies from the India Mart business list and make a deal with them pretending to be a government supplier. He said he used to make an advance payment for the deposit and disappear without giving the rest of the amount after getting the supply.

The official said Mishra had a habit of providing fake GST papers and fake post-dated checks to businesses. He said the defendants later sold the products on the open market at cheaper rates. He said Mishra had tricked other businesses including Prakash Flour Mill of Hardoi, Gangotri Flour Mill of Etawah, Mayur Oils of Kanpur, Ananda Ghee of Kanpur and Fortune Oil Distributor of Kanpur. in the same way.

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