Police said Thursday it has busted a gang of fraudsters that cheated over 30 business establishments in Kashmir .
Tahir Amin and Waheed Ahmad Bhat, residents of Batamaloo here, were arrested from the city. Tahir’s wife, who was also a part of the gang, is at large, a police spokesman said .
The duo was involved in over a dozen cases of cheating, he said.
“The gang used social media applications and websites such as OLX.com to cheat people by buying used electronic appliances such as cell phones, ovens and LED TVs against fake bank cheques,” the spokesman said.
They also used to buy articles, including electric wires, bathroom fittings and clothing, from renowned showrooms in Kashmir, he said.
The police started investigations after a businessman from Sonwar here lodged a complaint. It was found that the gang was involved in several cases of cheating, the spokesman said, adding that gadgets and articles were also recovered from them.
In the last six months, the gang has cheated more than 30 business establishments in the valley. Several people have approached the Ram Munshi Bagh police station, he said.
The matter is being probed and more arrests and recoveries are expected, the spokesman said.