“Incidence of crime has gone up all of a sudden. We must do something,” ACP crime branch barked at the undercover police officer, Sunil, “infiltrate one of these groups; use your contacts, you have been out there for long.”
“Deal in good spares?” Sunil asked the mechanic in dirty coverall working under a battered car.
“What kind of spares? Imported or local?” asked the mechanic.
“I have some items, you may be interested; want to talk to someone for a long term arrangement,” Sunil tried to entice him a bit.
“Don’t know you, never seen you,” the mechanic answered, “don’t do business with strangers; how do I know you are not an undercover cop, are you one?”
“Do I look a cop to you?Phone Ramesh and find out,” Sunil attempted to appear confident, “he only sent me here.”
“Show me what you have,” the dealer demanded, “we don’t bargain.”
“My stuff is in my godown; You fix a meeting date, I shall take you there.”replied Sunil, “I don’t like to bargain when I know my stuff is good.”
“I stand guarantee on my items; I want a long term relationship, not one off deal,” said Sunil cockily, “you bring money;remember, no money no show.”
“Sir, established a contact. I need a godown full of goods now for delivery on meeting date. Use tracker, if you want them to be traced,” Sunil phoned his boss over a secured line.
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This post is written as part of# TellTaleThursday with Anshu & Priya in response to the prompt “Hide at least one truth about yourself in the story, among the lies.” More stories on the prompt may be found here.