US national duped in Jaipur: ₹300 jewellery sold for ₹6crore

Megha Jain

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A United States tourist, identified as Cherish, was conned by a jewellery shop owner in Jaipur. The shopkeeper sold her a counterfeit ornament worth merely ₹300 for an exorbitant price of ₹6 crore. The incident took place at Johri Bazaar's shop owned by Rajendra Soni and his son Gaurav who provided a fraudulent certificate of authenticity for the jewellery. The scam was exposed when Cherish showcased the jewellery at an exhibition in the US.