Fraud­ster Pos­ing as Shah’s PA Caught at BJP HQ

The man who gave his name as Kuldeep Ya­dav used to dupe party work­ers, mostly from north­east

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

New Delhi: A fraud­ster pos­ing as sec­re­tary to BJP chief Amit Shah was caught strik­ing a deal with some work­ers at the party’s head­quar­ters here on Tues­day.

The man, aged around 30-35 years, who gave his name as Kuldeep Ya­dav used to op­er­ate un­der var­i­ous aliases. He used to dupe party work­ers, mostly from the north­east, by tak­ing money — rang­ing from ₹ 50,000 to a few lakhs — with the prom­ise that he will get them im­por­tant party posts.

Party sources said he would give his name as Kuldeep — the name of BJP gen­eral sec­re­tary (or­gan­isa- tion) or as Rakesh Mishra (the name of Shah’s sec­re­tary) — to un­sus­pect­ing party work­ers.

The fraud­ster had even got notepads made with his name on them,


de­pict­ing him as sec­re­tary to Shah. Po­lice are look­ing into his call records to find out who among the party work­ers were in touch with him for favours. The party is also in­ter­ested in know­ing the list of BJP work­ers who were in con­tact with the fraud­ster. “He would usu­ally catch BJP work­ers from the north­east who are not flu­ent in Hindi. He would tell them that he had al­ready taken up their case with Shah or Ram Lal and that they would be made of­fice-bear­ers in their re­spec­tive state units. He would then charge them var­i­ous amounts of money,” a party source said. The man was caught at the party head­quar­ters when two men from Na­ga­land came look­ing for him. A mem­ber of the of­fice staff used their phone to call him and he was caught by party work­ers. Ya­dav was be­ing in­ter­ro­gated by Delhi po­lice till go­ing to the press. Two of his ac­com­plices man­aged to es­cape, sources said. On Mon­days — the day set aside by Shah to meet party work­ers and sup­port­ers at the head­quar­ters — he would get in touch with some of the vis­i­tors and dupe them. “He would find a vul­ner­a­ble tar­get and take the per­son aside. He would as­sure them that their work would be done. At times, he used some of the rooms at the head­quar­ters for a brief meet­ing with such work­ers,” the source said. He has re­port­edly duped a party worker from Na­ga­land of ₹ 60,000 and a few oth­ers of higher amounts.

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