Man who duped 2k people lands in police net
New Delhi: The Crime Branch of Delhi Police arrested 57-year-old man for duping more than 1500-2000 poor people of rupees worth more than three crores on the pretext of providing cheap houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna. The arrest was made at Faridabad. Additional Commissioner of Police (crime) Ajit Singla stated that the accused identified as Rajinder Kumar Tripathi also cheated four different advertising companies to the tune of rupees amounting to one crore, collected on the pretext of inviting tenders for organizing an event of Rashtriya Awas Divas.
"A case was registered on the complaint of Under Secretary of Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Govt of India. It had been alleged that chairman of N.H.D.O was unauthorized publishing official photographs of Govt. Of India on its website https://www.nhdoindia.org" to promote his organization with malafide intentions," police said.
According to police, the complainant further alleged that Ministry had received a complaint along with a forged letter dated 09/02/2017, allegedly written by Chairman of N.H.D.O. in which the organisation had been projected as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) formed under Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.
Simultaneously, another complaint received from one Goldmine Advertising Ltd regarding siphoning off the earnest money taken by the chairman of NHDO on the pretext of inviting tenders for organizing an event "Rashtriya Awas Divas" for the promotion of "Pradhanmantri Awas Yojna". Thereafter, three other companies also filed their complaints. The team headed by DCP (crime) Bhisham Singh made the arrest.