Hus­band-wife duo dupes many of Rs 30 cr across coun­try, held

Millennium Post - - Mp City -

NEW DELHI: Delhi Po­lice on Sun­day claimed that they have ar­rested a 57-year-old man Vinod Bansal and his wife Preeti Bansal (56) for cheat­ing more than Rs 30 crores from var­i­ous per­sons across the coun­try. The ac­cused were de­clared Pro­claimed Of­fender (PO) in 12 cases by dif­fer­ent courts from Delhi, Pun­jab and Haryana. Both are also wanted, in­volved in var­i­ous cases out of which three cases are pend­ing with CBI and one is with Eco­nomic Of­fences Wing of Delhi Po­lice.

Deputy Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice (South) Vi­jay Ku­mar stated that both ac­cused were hid­den in the area of Surya Vi­har in Ghazi­abad (UP) ad­ja­cent to Delhi-up bor­der.

On Fe­bru­ary 10, both Preeti and Vinod Bansal were ap­pre­hended. The ar­rest made by the po­lice team of Kotla Mubarakpur led by in­spec­tor Ajay Negi (SHO) and formed un­der Ran­bir Singh, ACP, De­fence Colony.

"On in­ter­ro­ga­tion, ac­cused Bansal dis­closed that in 2006, he was ar­rested in a CBI case of “Group Hous­ing Scam” and re­mained in cus­tody for sev­eral months. Af­ter his re­lease from jail, he opened a school in Lud­hi­ana and taken the fran­chise of some noted schools such as GD Goenka School, Don Bosco Global School and al­lured the in­vestors to in­vest in his school but later duped the in­vestors," said DCP South.

Later, the ac­cused pur­chased prop­erty in the Green Park area and mort­gaged the same with bank.

He sold the same mort­gaged prop­erty floor wise to sev­eral per­sons with­out in­form­ing them about the bank mort­gage.

He has also taken the loan from sev­eral pri­vate in­sti­tu­tions in the name of Lord Bud­dha So­ci­ety and de­faulted in pay­ment.

He fur­ther dis­closed that he was again ar­rested in 2016 along with his wife in sev­eral cases of cheat­ing but was re­leased on in­terim bail.

Po­lice claimed that the ac­cused per­sons used to al­lure the in­vestors to in­vest money in his fake or in­com­plete projects and later, duped the in­vestors.

Also, he pro­cured loans from sev­eral bank­ing and fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions or agen­cies but de­faulted in re­pay­ing the loans. He also dis­closed that he had also taken a loan of Rs 8-10 crores from pri­vate in­vestors.

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