Police parade 'NASA conmen' wearing space suits in India

Father-son duo arrested for cheating businessman with 'expensive NASA metal'

The complainant told the Police that a few years ago, he came in contact with one person who told him about the enormous profits in dealing with Rice Puller.

They had also assured the man that the "Rice Puller" could be sold to Nasa for around $5.5bn.

The duo persuaded the victim of the scam to invest in a copper plate for 14.3m Rs (£157,600), which they claimed had "special properties", police said. These are cons who allegedly duped a Delhi-based businessman of Rs. 1.43 crore claiming they worked for NASA.

Two Indians have been paraded by police in homemade "space suits" after their arrest for a weird space scam.

"Saini entered into an MoU with Virender and paid Rs 87.2 lakh for "anti-radiation suits", which the accused said would be worn by scientists during testing". According to reports, they even dress their part as space scientists.

The testing of the RP was scheduled in Hapur but could not happen as the accused persons made an excuse that the place was not conducive and after that the said testing was delayed by them on one or another pretext.

The accused, Virender Mohan Brar and his son Nitin Mohan Brar, had claimed they wanted to test the device, a "rare piece of copper struck by thunderbolt giving it the power to pull rice".

Speaking of the device and how it has no goal, Naveen Gaur, an associate professor of physics at Delhi University's Dyal Singh College told Hindustan Times: "The "rice puller" is only a common metal plate that is useless for scientists in every way".

The cheats tell their victims that the RP will be purchased by NASA/DRDO for thousands of crores but the organizations will test it before purchasing.

Later, Narender realised that the "DRDO scientists" were working for Brar for just Rs 20,000.

"Rice puller is a non-existent thing", said Alok Kumar, the joint commissioner of police (crime branch). What's more hilarious is the fact that the father-son duo also indulged in posing as DRDO officials wearing a spacesuit to explain to the businessman why more research is required before "Rice Puller" could be sold to NASA at astronomical prices.

Alleged "Rice Pullar" copper plate, anti radiation scientist's suits of NASA, anti radiation chemical stickers have been recovered along with laptop, printer, blank letter heads of Rehan Metals/USA, cheque books, fake ID cards of Rehan Metals and one Audi vehicle.

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