Fake packers and movers gang stealing cars busted

Fake packers and movers gang stealing cars busted

The Powai police have arrested two youths who were allegedly running a bogus Movers and Packers firm which claimed to transport four-wheelers across the country at cheap prices. The police have recovered four luxury cars from the accused duo identified as Ramankumar Sharma (23) and Vikas Sharma (23). The duo was operating a bogus firm named ‘Aggarwal All India Packers and Movers’ after a similar sounding registered firm.

A complaint was received by the police from HC Lalnaghakanniani, wife of a coast guard officer who opted the accused’s services to transport her Mahindra Scorpio (MH 05 AJ 6162) to her family friend Lallubhau Anna at Guwahati.

“The complainant when contacted the firm was told that the car shall be delivered to the destination within a week. On February 18, the duo reached left with the vehicle after giving her a receipt of Rs 33,806 as transportation charge. After 15 days, when the vehicle did not reach Guwahati, the complainant went to the office in Navi Mumbai only to learn that the address was fake and her vehicle was stolen,” said a police officer.

Reference : https://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-navi-mumbai-fake-packers-and-movers-gang-stealing-cars-busted-2733644

Packers and Movers Go ‘Missing’ with Techie’s Belongings

A software engineer had a nightmarish time relocating to Pune from Noida after the packer and movers service he hired went off grid with his belongings worth Rs 12 lakh for over 20 days.

Having waited for over two weeks for his household items to reach Pune, the 31-year-old man, who was staying in Sector 121 and working in an IT firm in Noida, recently approached the police in both Pune as well as Noida, seeking a probe into the matter.

According to officials, the case was first reported at the Nigdi police station in Pune and then to Phase 3 police station in Noida, who have tracked the owner of the mover and packers service.

According to the complainant, he had searched for the service on Justdial search engine and later got a phone call from the accused firm which offered to do the job for Rs 61,000.

“All household items including furniture and electronics and also my certificates and documents were loaded on the truck. It left on October 24 and was scheduled to reach Pune on October 28. My family and I had reached Pune by flight and waited for our belongings to arrive. It was only after waiting till November 2 that we approached the police,” the man, originally from Lucknow, told PTI.

The man alleged that in the meantime he started getting calls from the driver of the truck that the owner of the packers and movers has not given him any money and he would “destroy all the stuff”.

“The driver, who identified himself as Nihal, demanded that Rs 30,000 be transferred to his bank account or he would destroy the stuff,” the man said.

“When we called up the owner, Rajesh Chauhan, he continued dilly-dallying and giving vague responses. That”s when we approached the police,” he added.

Reference : https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/pune-man-remains-bereft-of-belongings-as-con-packers-movers-company-steals-all-his-things-1944817.html

Movers and packers hold cargo to ransom

A software engineer was held to ransom by the movers and packers she hired to shift her belongings to Hyderabad, with the dubious company picked from JustDial refusing to send her goods until she coughed up more than three times of what was agreed upon. The woman lodged a complaint at the Vimantal police station, where it emerged that there were about five to six such cases already registered.

Drawing on CCTV footage of the goods being loaded to the truck, the cops were able to trace it to 30-year-old Jyotiba Nagnath Babar. Pursuant to his arrest it was found that the complainant, Sajni Chacko’s belongings were kept at his home at Nigdi. Presently, search is on for the main accused – one Sandeep Jain – with whom the complainant had been negotiating right from the beginning.

Reference : https://punemirror.indiatimes.com/pune/others/movers-and-packers-hold-cargo-to-ransom/articleshow/78850428.cms

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