Real life ‘Bunty Aur Babli’ couple held for cheating Archies

June 21st, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) A Darjeeling-based couple did a “Bunty Aur Babli” on two Archies outlets in the capital, conning them in the style of the hit Bollywood movie. The accused couple has been arrested, police said Sunday.
Sushant Dhillon, 38, and his wife Kajal, 28, were arrested Saturday for allegedly cheating Archies galleries in Connaught Place and Jwala Heri markets.

They were arrested after a complaint by Sumit Pal Soni, who runs the Archies Gallery in Connaught Place, in central Delhi.

Police said Sushant last month approached Soni as a manufacturer of plastic photo frames and offered an attractive price of Rs.18 per piece.

“Two days later, Kajal with an intention to cheat Soni went to the shop as a prospective buyer from Darjeeling. She showed interest in photo frames and ordered 2,000 photo frames at the rate of Rs.34 per piece. Kajal paid an advance of Rs.5,000,” said a police officer.

Lured by heavy profit, the shop owner ordered photo frames from Sushant and also paid him Rs.31,000 in advance for the supply.

“On Sushant’s demand, Soni paid him Rs.31,000 for the supply. But Kajal did not turn up to buy the goods ordered,” the officer said.

The accused in their interrogation confessed having used the same modus operandi a few months ago to dupe Manoj Malik, who runs Archies Gallery in Jwala Heri market of west Delhi.

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