Pooja Misal, daughter of MLA Madhuri Misal from Parvati Assembly constituency in Pune lodged a complaint with Cyber police which was later transferred to Bibwewadi police station.
Beware of the person who claims that one of his family members is sick as a bizarre incident has come to light. Recently, a woman MLA from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has been duped by a conman, Mukesh Rathod, in this manner.
Pooja Misal, daughter of MLA Madhuri Misal from Parvati Assembly constituency in Pune lodged a complaint with Cyber police which was later transferred to Bibwewadi police station. Police have registered a case against Mukesh Rathod under the relevant sections of Indian Penal Code as well as under The Information Technology Act.
Speaking to Pune Pulse, D S Hake, senior inspector in-charge of Cyber Cell of Pune city police confirmed the complaint and said, “Complainant is the daughter of Bharatiya Janata Party Parvati constituency Member of Legislative Assembly Misal. It seems that a person named Rathod had claimed that his mother was not well and undergoing treatment in a Pune hospital. He had asked for help and the MLA’s daughter gave him money. She later realised that she had been duped and the person had duped other MLAs also.”
Hake appealed to the citizens to verify the authenticity of the person before extending a helping hand.
Speaking to Pune Pulse, Pooja said, “One person contacted my mother and claimed that his mother is unwell and admitted at a hospital in Baner. He wanted monetary help. Based on which my mother asked me to transfer Rs 3,400 to him for his mother’s treatment. Later, when my mother was talking to other women MLAs – Meghna Bordikar from Jintur, Devyani Farande from Nashik and Shweta Mahale from Chikhali – she came to know that they were also contacted in a similar manner. When my mother’s personal assistant contacted him over the phone, he did not answer the calls.”
Pooja said that the person was keen on extracting money from them in spite of them willingly telling him how to avail the government scheme.
“We approached the police so that others are alerted and he does not continue cheating others,” she said.