3 arrested for selling fake heavenly object ”Trath Gola” in Budgam: Police

Srinagar: In first of its kind, Budgam police have arrested three persons for allegedly trying to sell fake space object (Trath Gola) to a man for Rs 4 lakh.

The trio were arrested after police station Magam received a complaint Friday evening from one Gulam Mohammad Wani of Kurhama Ganderbal who alleged that the three duped him by selling ‘trath gola’ against Rs 4 lakh.

Police identified the three as Ghulam Qadir Parray and Rafiq Ahmad Parray of Lassipora Drung, and Mohammad Aslam Khan of Nadihal Bandipora.

The three, as per the police, duped Wani by “selling ‘Heavenly ball’ ( Trati Gola) against Rupees 4 lakh at village Badren, but while checking he found it to be a normal stone”.

“In this regard, case FIR. number 216/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police station Magam and investigations taken up. All the three accused were arrested within two hours and Rs 4 lakh of the fake deal were recovered from the arrested persons,” a police spokesperson said.

“General public is requested not to get swayed by these inimical tactics of anti social elements and cooperate with police to identify such elements who indulge in these activities,” the spokesperson said. (gns)

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