ammu and Kashmir Police personnel arrested an apple trader at Koyambedu wholesale fruit market for allegedly cheating two suppliers from J&K of Rs 1.63 crore.
M. Dinakaran, 38, from Virugambakkam locality here bought apples for ₹1.18 crore from one Usam Fruit in J&K and for Rs 45 lakh from another supplier in 2018. He defaulted on payment for the fruits; the suppliers lodged a complaint with the local police in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.
“As he did not pay the amount even after three years, the victims recently lodged a complaint at the local police station in Shopian district of J&K,” a police official said here.
Chennai police took up the investigation based on the complaint from J&K police and following that a police team from Shopian arrived in the city on Wednesday night. The J&K police arrested the suspect with the help of local police in the wee hours of Saturday.
The suspect Dinakaran was taken to Maduravoyal police station for further inquiry. He would be produced before a magistrate to get a transit visa for taking him to Jammu Kashmir, the police sources said.