'CRPF man' dupes Pulwama martyr's parents from Rs 1.5 lakh

PATIALA: Two Days After Septuarian Darshan Singh And His Wife Amarjeet Kaur, The Parents Of Martyr Kulwinder Singh, Were Duped By A Fraudster Posing As A CRPF Employee, Punjab Police Still Need To Make Progress.

A Field Guard In CRPF's Unit 92, Kulwinder Singh, 28, Was Among The 40 CRPF Jawans Killed In The Pulwama Terrorist Attack On February 14. He Was The Only Child Of His Parents.

Darshan, Who Used To Drive A Truck And Retire After His Son Joined CRPF In 2014, Told The Police That The Conman - Dressed In A CRPF Uniform With The MK Meenu Name Tag And A Star On The Lapel - Had Posed As Kulwinder's Senior Colleague And Visited The Couple's Stay In The Village Of Ropar In Rauli On Thursday Morning.

De Conman Spent Three Hours With Them And Promised To Get A Gas Filling Company Assigned To Them On Behalf Of The CRPF. He Showed Them Some Of The Documents, Which He Said They Had To Claim From The EU Government Gas Agency. The Defendant Eventually Managed To Convince The Older Couple To Pay Him Rs 20 Lakh Instead Of The Gas Agency.

" He Shared Our Grief And Gained Our Trust. We Are Illiterate And Could Not Understand His Motive," Darshan Said.

" The Accused Took Off His Uniform, Wore Marital Status And Asked Us To Accompany Him To An SBI Branch At Nurpur Bedi, Where He Told Us To Withdraw Rs 1.5 Lakh. Took Me To The Local Court To Get A Sworn Statement, He Asserted At Court That My Wife's Statement Was Also Needed And Took My Motorcycle And Cell Phone To Get Her To Court And Disappear. The Money With Him," Darshan Said.

The Police Were Unable To Identify The Fraudster Despite The Fact That They Have CCTV Images In Their Possession. They Could Only Retrieve Darshan's Motorcycle From The Village Of Bhinder Nagar At Nurpur Bedi, And The CRPF Uniform Worn By The Accused. There Is No Trace Of Darshan Cash And Mobile Phone. SSP Swapan Sharma Said The District Police Investigate The Case.