US Woman Swindled of ₹6 Crore in Fake Jewelry Scam in Rajasthan

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A US citizen fell victim to a deceptive scheme, purchasing imitation jewelry valued at ₹300 for an exorbitant ₹6 crore from a store owner in Rajasthan, as stated by the police.

Cherish, identified as a resident of the United States, acquired silver jewelry with gold plating from an establishment located in Johri Bazaar, Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Upon showcasing the jewelry at an exhibition in the US in April of the current year, it was revealed to be counterfeit. Subsequently, Cherish traveled to India to confront Gaurav Soni, the proprietor of the shop.

Despite Cherish’s accusations, the shop owner, Gaurav Soni, refuted the claims. Consequently, the American woman lodged a formal complaint with the Jaipur Police. Additionally, she sought assistance from the US embassy, prompting the Jaipur Police to initiate an investigation into the matter.

The complainant informed the authorities that her acquaintance with Gaurav Soni commenced via Instagram in 2022. Over the course of the last two years, she allegedly disbursed ₹6 crore for fraudulent jewelry, according to officials.

Authorities disclosed that both Gaurav Soni and his father Rajendra Soni are currently evading law enforcement. Efforts are underway to apprehend the fugitives, with special teams being deployed for this purpose, as confirmed by an official.

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