The Delhi Police have arrested two males who allegedly posed as staff of the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Improvement Company Ltd (DSIIDC) and duped a number of folks on the pretext of allotting them industrial land at steep prices.
Police mentioned the lads have thus far duped folks of no less than Rs8 crore. Luxurious automobiles and a flat they purchased with the cheated cash have been seized, the police mentioned.
The 2 arrested males are Vikram Saxena, 34, who has additionally been concerned in a case of dishonest in Delhi beforehand, and Saxena’s brother-in-law Mudit Kumar, 38.
Kumar is a legislation graduate and was enrolled as a member on the Allahabad bar council. Two years in the past, he got here to Delhi and began practising legislation at Patiala home court docket. He has no earlier felony involvements, police mentioned.
DSIIDC is an company accountable for a number of main infrastructure initiatives within the nationwide capital.
Deputy commissioner of police (New Delhi) Eish Singhal mentioned that in March and February this yr, the law-enforcement company had acquired a number of complaints on the Connaught Place police station, all of them alleging they have been duped by two males from DSIIDC who took hefty sums from them, promising to allot industrial land within the metropolis.
“A core crew was set as much as probe the fraud. An preliminary probe revealed that the 2 suspects met all of the targets at espresso outlets in Connaught Place close to the DSIIDC workplace. By displaying them pretend allotment papers, the duo took cash in demand drafts and money. Individuals had even paid as much as Rs1.eight crore,” Singhal mentioned.
He added, following months of enquiry and technical surveillance, the groups succeeded in finding Saxena in Dehradun.
“Our crew raided his Dehradun hideout on July 20, and arrested him. Primarily based on data he offered us, we arrested Mudit Kumar from Saharanpur on July 27,” he mentioned.
The 2 used to supply receipts in opposition to the funds acquired.
“The 2 have confessed to have duped folks of no less than Rs8 crore,” Singhal added.
“The DSIIDC itself prompt the victims method the police, and have ourselves lodged a grievance with the Connaught Place police station,” a senior DSIIDC official mentioned.