A Mumbai based businessman, who ordered dry fruits online for Diwali got a rude shock when he opened the box and found pan masala packets neatly stacked inside.
To make matters worse he had ordered not one but several boxes from a reputed online retailer and each box of the dry fruits was replaced with pan masala.
“I got a good deal online. So I immediately ordered them. But when I opened the package, there were no dry fruits. I had heard about smartphones being replaced with soaps. But this is ridiculous,” said the man who didn’t wish to reveal his identity.
A complaint was lodged with the local police as well as the online retailer and was immediately followed up.
Cops say that after their initial investigation they managed to round up around 10 suspects. Most of them courier boys. But their task wasn’t easy as the parcel changed multiple hands and all of them claimed innocence.
It was after the second round of investigation that the cops stumbled upon a vital clue.
“One of the courier boy is fan of Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn. And given the actors association with Vimal pan masala, it is likely that the accused purchased these packets to replace them with dry fruits,” said a senior police official.
The victim businessman also said that the boy after delivering the parcel mumbled something which sounded like ‘bolo zuban kesari’, which led the cops to the courier boy.
Meanwhile, Ajay Devgn said he he is only endorsing the product and is in no way responsible for the actions of the suspect.