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