Mumbai: Booked for tipping off accused in fake IT raid case, domestic help denied pre-arrest bail
In a case involving an alleged fake income tax raid, a sessions court in Mumbai rejected the anticipatory bail application of a 41-year-old domestic worker stating she had given information about her employer to the co-accused.
A complaint was filed by a woman in July with Parksite police station in suburban Vikhroli where she alleged that unknown persons posing as IT officers had come to her house in July and taken Rs 1 lakh cash from her. It was alleged that the cash was found in her cupboard, which the fake IT officers took in their custody. When she asked for documents about the inspection and seizure, they said that they will get it through an email. They also seized her mobile phone and said that she should send her driver with them, who would be handed over the phones after a probe. The driver returned home after 15 minutes with the mobile phones.
Subsequently, she learnt that the unknown persons were not IT officers but imposters who had cheated her. The police probe revealed that the driver was involved in the fake raid.