Man arrested for cheque fraud

A 34 years old man from Jabcho under Chukha Dzongkhag was arrested from Phuentsholing on 31st October, 2015 for cheque fraud. He is from Tshimasham.

Police official said that, “He was arrested by Phuentsholing police in relation to deceiving shopkeepers”, adding that he issued eight cheques amounting to more than two lakhs.

The accused who has been deceiving shopkeepers within Thimphu said he has been going to different shops, brought items (grocery, cloths, furniture and tires) in bulk and he made the payment through cheque but the complainants found insufficient Population, Environment & Development.”

The minimum amount of cheque he issued was Nu.6,800 and maximum amount of cheque issued was of Nu.39,000.

The accused has issued Bhutan National Bank Limited (BNBL) and Bhutan Development Bank Limited (BDBL) cheques.

“Starting last Thursday, 29th October, 2015, until now RBP have received 10 such complaints against him and we request our general public to come forward for more complaints against him if any”, police said.

The case is under investigation and the accused is under police custody and the man will be charged for the offence of Deceptive Practice.

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