New Delhi, Oct 9: A 57-year-old Bengaluru man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly duping people by promising them jobs in Australia, police said.
According to police, the matter came to light after the police received complaints from five people alleging that they were duped by DH John Paul of Rs 28.5 lakhs in total by making false promises.
The victims approached police after Paul could not be contacted and his phone was switched off, a senior police officer said.
The complainants, however, managed to trace the location of the accused and alerted the police, following which Paul was nabbed from a guest house in Dwarka, he said.
He was brought to Chanakypuri police station and arrested in connection with the case, the officer added.
Interrogation revealed that the man used to often visit Delhi and stayed in five-star hotels. During this period, he attended counselling and various religious functions where he lured people with job offers.
His wife, who is based in Australia, also convinced victims that he had influential contacts there and could get them jobs, the officer said.
The police said they are trying to recover the looted cash and further investigation is underway.
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Ranchi, Oct 18: Having lost nine successive tosses in Asia, an exasperated South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won't mind sending "someone else" in his place for the toss of the coin in the third and final Test against India, beginning here Saturday.
South Africa have struggled in Indian conditions and not winning the toss in the first two Tests has only made things tougher for them. Opting to bat in Visakhapatnam and Pune, India put up 500-plus totals to virtually bat the visitors out of the game.
"We really want to make sure that we compete with this team in their own conditions. We have done it in stages in the first Test. So, hoping that we can start with the toss tomorrow.
"Probably we will change... send someone else to the toss tomorrow. I can give you that... because my records so far has not been great," said du Plessis, in a lighter vein, on the eve of the game.
Du Plesiss said "anything is possible" if his side get to bat first.
"If you put big runs in the first innings, that's where it need to stop. Then anything from there is possible. Hopefully that will unfold in the next couple of days and hopefully we can put some runs on.
"The pitch looks a little bit drier and crustier so first innings runs will be vital and then anything from there is possible in the second innings," the South African skipper added.