The Ahmedabad city branch has arrested Kirit Amin, a serial offender, in connection with a scam to dupe the gullible people by illegally offering gold and dollars at a lesser price as compared to real market rates and delivering fake goods. Amin, a resident of Isanpur in Ahmedabad, was working with the Modasa mamlatdar office temporarily. He was also involved in making a Mukhyamantri Amrutum Yojana card with fake fingerprints earlier. He had been caught for an offense in 2019 also for the crime of pretending to be a policeman.
Kirit Amin got arrested at the Rambaug Crossroads in Maninagar. The crime branch police informed that Amin and his gang used to lure customers by showing real gold and dollars and offering them at lower prices. As per the police, Amin has cheated almost Ten people who are from Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra.
As per Amin’s deal, once it struck, they used to collect money in advance, but at the time of delivery, some of his people, pretending to be policemen, would threaten to lodge a case against both the parties for going against the government rules.
After the deal, the fake policeman would then leave that spot, only after taking the amount from both parties. After this, Amin and his gang members deliver fake gold and dummy dollars to the customers.
Police said that Amin and his gang has cheated people in states like Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Gujarat. In Gujarat, he operated in Saurashtra, Nadiad, and Ahmedabad.
Two months ago, Amin and his team members Shahrukh Patel of Rajasthan and Baba Khan of Mumbai tried to deliver duplicate gold to a customer in Rajasthan. For the deal, Amin called the person to Ahmedabad. His team members met the person in the Hathijan area, but Amin suspected that a person from Rajasthan was accompanied by the cops from Rajasthan police, so he ran away from that spot, said Crime Branch officials.
Later, a complaint was registered with the Barmer police of Rajasthan in connection.