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US woman purchases fake jewellery for Rs 6 crore in Jaipur, worth only Rs 300

The gold-polished silver jewellery was purchased by US citizen Cherish at a store in Jaipur, Rajasthan's Johri Bazaar.

Written by  Annesha Barua -- June 11th 2024 04:28 PM
US woman purchases fake jewellery for Rs 6 crore in Jaipur, worth only Rs 300

US woman purchases fake jewellery for Rs 6 crore in Jaipur, worth only Rs 300

PTC News Desk, Jaipur: A Rajasthani store owner tricked a US woman into purchasing fake jewellery valued at Rs 300 for an astounding Rs 6 crore, according to the police.

The gold-polished silver jewelry was purchased by US citizen Cherish at a store in Jaipur, Rajasthan's Johri Bazaar. It was discovered that the jewellery was phony when it was on show at an exhibition in the US in April of this year. Cherish rushed to India and faced Gaurav Soni, the proprietor of the shop.


The American woman reported her claims to the Jaipur police, but the shop owner denied them. She also asked the US embassy for assistance, and they encouraged the Jaipur Police to look into the situation.

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The woman informed the authorities that in 2022, she connected with Gaurav Soni on Instagram. According to officials, she spent a total of Rs 6 crore on artificial decorations throughout the previous two years.

Both Gaurav and his father Rajendra Soni are reportedly wanted by the police. An official stated, "Special teams have been formed to trace the two men."

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- With inputs from agencies

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