The police in Maharashtra`s Thane have issued a prohibitory order across railway tracks running along the creek and mangrove patches over a 600-metre stretch between Mumbra and Kalyan, an official release said on Sunday, reported news agency PTI.

The prohibitory order, issued to protect the tracks on account of illegal dredging in the creek, will be in force from November 20 till January 18 next year, according to the release by the district administration, reported PTI.

It also referred to a writ petition filed in the Bombay High Court over illegal dredging in the creek close to railway tracks and mangroves and said the court has taken serious note of the matter, reported PTI.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (SB) Dr Srikant Paropkari has said that those violating the order will face criminal action, the release stated, reported PTI.

Meanwhile, a 46-year-old chartered accountant from Maharashtra`s Thane city has allegedly been cheated of Rs 37,964 by four persons who claimed to be associated with a logistics company and offered him help in transporting his car to Odisha, police said on Sunday, reported PTI.

The victim in his police complaint said he purchased a car in 2011 and as he was not using it much here, he wanted to send it to his hometown in Odisha, reported PTI.

He searched online for a logistics companies transporting vehicles, communicated with some persons whose details were mentioned on a website and made the payment for transportation of the car, an official from Kasarwadavali police station said, reported PTI.

The car was handed over to the driver of those persons on November 8. But, later when the victim checked with the driver about the car delivery status, the latter asked him to contact the company persons, who gave evasive replies, he said, reported PTI.

Later, the phone number of all the four persons became unreachable, reported PTI.

As the car was not delivered at the destination, the man filed a police complaint, based on which offences were registered against the four persons on Friday under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act, the official said, reported PTI.

A probe is on into the case, the police said, reported PTI.

(With inputs from PTI)

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