Maruti manager taken for ride in name of ‘friendship’

Gurgaon, Nov 17 ( An official of automobile giant Maruti Udyog Ltd has been literally taken for a ride in the name of assured ‘friendship’ by a conman and his accomplice in this Haryana city adjoining national capital New Delhi.

The Haryana police have arrested a Delhi-based youth, Rajinder, for conning the Maruti executive in the name of offering friendship with high-profile girls, a police spokesman said here Tuesday.

The Maruti official filed a complaint with Gurgaon joint commissioner of police Alok Mittal saying that he responded to a newspaper advertisement recently in which friendship with girls was offered.

When he contacted the telephone number given in the advertisement, he was told to deposit Rs.2,000 in the account of the person answering the phone. After depositing the amount he was given another number of a girl. When he contacted the girl on that number, he was again told to deposit Rs.15,000 in her account.

Thereafter, the girl and the man stopped answering his telephone calls.

The police spokesman said Rajinder was nabbed from Gurgaon and had confessed to the crime during interrogation.