Five women held for cheating

June 5th, 2008 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Five women and a man have been arrested here for allegedly cheating a number of men by taking money from them on the pretext of giving them membership in an exclusive ‘friendship club’, police said Wednesday. Police said Sushil Kumar Bhamri, 42, was the kingpin of the racket, which he run from a rented accommodation in Karol Bagh. He had hired five women - all in their mid-20s - to run the ‘friendship club’.

Seven mobile phones, four notebooks and seven debit cards were recovered from them.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Anil Shukla said Bhamri was involved in more than half a dozen criminal cases in the capital.

“The accused revealed that they used to lure men into believing that they would get an opportunity to massage willing women if they joined the club and paid the membership fees,” Shukla said.

“The gang regularly placed advertisements in newspapers in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab to get the prospective clients. Bhamri said he had started this fake friendship club racket about nine months ago,” he added.

Bhamri used to pay a salary of Rs.4,000 to each of his women employees along with perks in the form of a five percent commission on the amount deposited by the prospective clients.

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