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Two dupe bizman of Rs 1.5 cr, held

Two dupe bizman of Rs 1.5 cr, held

Based on a complaint from businessman Narender that Mohan and Nitin cheated him claiming they were dealing Rice Pullers (RP) used by NASA for research.

They had further assured him that the plate, which they called the "Rice Puller", could be sold to global space agencies for a profit.

The duo is said to have shown a copper plate to the businessman, identified as Narender, and told him that the "rice puller" could be sold to NASA for about Rs 37,500 crore.

The accused have now been arrested from Dwarka by the Delhi Police.

The victim signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the accused and paid ₹8.72 million for arranging special anti-radiation suits to be worn by scientists during testing, their fees, money for obtaining chemicals required for testing etc. Police said they had duped at least 30 people from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

The testing of the RP was eventually scheduled in UP's Hapur but was cancelled because apparently the place was not conducive to the test, following which the testing was cancelled for a couple of times more.

The suspects, Virender Mohan Brar and his son Nitin Mohan Brar, had allegedly claimed they wanted to test the device, a "rare piece of copper plate struck by a thunderbolt" which had given it the power to pull rice towards it.

Even though they did get caught, one must appreciate the creativity of these con men!

Speaking of the device and how it has no goal, Naveen Gaur, an associate professor of physics at Delhi University's Dyal Singh College told Hindustan Times: "The "rice puller" is only a common metal plate that is useless for scientists in every way".

At the same time, other associates of the alleged seller of the RP mounted pressure on the victim for finalisation of the deal or they would sell the RP to some other person and took him to another company M/s Stars World Heritage, East of Kailash, for sale of RP and induced him that he would not be cheated this time.

"Rice puller is a non-existent thing", said Alok Kumar, the joint commissioner of police (crime branch).

The Delhi Crime Branch has arrested a father and son on the pretext of selling a product to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). Later the victim found out that the so called "scientists" were working with the accused at a monthly salary of Rs 20,000 and the entire scheme was a sham.