Two ar­rested for dup­ing in­vestors of more than ₹30 cr

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NEW DELHI: A cou­ple who are pro­fes­sional con artists and have scammed sev­eral per­sons and fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions of at least ₹30 crore were ar­rested by Delhi po­lice on Sun­day from their hide­out in Ghaziabad, the po­lice said.

Vinod Bansal, 57, and his 56-year-old wife, Preeti Bansal, have been to­gether booked in 20 cases of cheat­ing reg­is­tered across In­dia. They had been de­clared pro­claimed of­fend­ers in half of them by courts in Delhi, Haryana and Pun­jab, said Vi­jay Kumar, deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (south).

“Three of the cases in which the cou­ple was wanted were reg­is­tered by the Cen­tral Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion,” said the DCP.

The Delhi Po­lice had been pur­su­ing the cou­ple be­cause they were pro­claimed of­fend­ers in a case reg­is­tered by the city po­lice’s eco­nomic of­fences wing.

“A team from Kotla Mubarakpur po­lice sta­tion was be­hind pro­claimed of­fend­ers. We vis­ited all the ad­dresses we had of the cou­ple and in­ter­ro­gated many peo­ple who knew them. Our ef­forts helped us get the ex­act ad­dress of the cou­ple, but our po­lice team in plain­clothes vis­ited the house to re­al­ize they had al­ready fled,” said the DCP.

The cou­ple was fi­nally caught from their hide­out in Surya Vi­har in Ghaziabad on Sun­day.

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