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Four booked for duping over hundred people on pretext of double returns

Ghaziabad: Police have booked four persons for allegedly defrauding over a hundred people by luring them with double returns against their investments in Kavi Nagar area of Ghaziabad. Cops said that the accused persons had formed an investment agency by the name SSB facilities in Govindapuram area and made fraud to the tune of Rs 3-4 crores. All the accused have fled the office after taking the money.

According to police, the accused have been identified as Sumit Behra, a resident of Mayur Vihar Phase-3, Delhi, his wife Puja, Vandana, a resident of Balaji enclave in Kavi Nagar area of Ghaziabad and Shravan Yadav, belongs to Sagarpur, Delhi.

As per reports, Sumit, his elder brother Surjeet and Sharvan opened a company named SSB facilities and made an office in Balaji Enclave Govindpuram in Kavi Nagar. "They also work as employees in different companies. Surjeet and Sharvan also work as supervisors in BVG Facilities service in Shipra mall and Sumit works in a private company in Noida," Gaurav Vasisth, one of the victims said.

"Sumit and Surjeet want some investment in the company and they offered lots of people to invest in their company and they will return double of the investment through profit. They told the people that their company is of the chemical factory, by which they will make cleaning items and sell it the bugs mall and big offices of Delhi-NCR and in chemical factory they will earn double profit. Vandana and Puja also part of the company and they conveyed the people to invest in their company while Shravan works to handle the paperwork and handle the victim only," he added.

"Sumit was one of my friends and he offered me the same and I invested RS 20 lakhs in first time. In January, Sumit also asked to invest RS 10 Lakhs more but I denied it. But after several requests of him, I invested RS 10 lakhs more. I took the loan from other friends and thought that I would return them soon after getting double money," he added.

Raj Kumar Sharma, SHO of Kavi Nagar police station said that on the basis of complaint, police have lodged an FIR against them under the section of 420 (cheating) and 406 (Punishment for criminal breach of trust) of IPC. All the mobile phones of the accused's are switched off and they are also not in the city. Police are trying to trace them and returned the money of the victim.

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