Former Delhi Police driver arrested in cheating case
Sleuths of Delhi Police Crime Branch arrested a former Delhi Police driver turned criminal who cheated scores of people.
According to the police, the accused has been identified as 51-year-old Manjeet Sangwan.
Senior Crime Branch officials said that Sangwan has been declared a Proclaimed Offender in a cheating case registered with Economic Offences Wing in 2011.
Police said that they received a tip-off that one Manjeet Singh, wanted in a cheating case registered with the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) back in 2011, is living in a rented flat in Gurgaon.
Based on this information, the police apprehended the accused after conducting a raid on his flat in Gurgaon.
A senior official said: “During interrogation, Sangwan disclosed that his father was a martyr of 1965 war. After studying till class 10, he joined Delhi Police as a Constable (Driver) in 1989 but he left his job from Delhi Police in 1996 due to some personal reasons.
“In 2008, Manjeet Sangwan started a business of readymade garments and started his own brand called Criston Dior Shoppe. He opened new outlets of his brand in several cities.”
“In 2010, a French company registered a case of cheating and Copyright Act violation against him at the Uttam Nagar police station,” the officer added.
He was arrested in the case. After coming out of jail, he was elected Sarpanch of his village. In 2013, he was declared proclaimed offender for evading court proceedings,” said the Crime Branch official.
Police said that in the same year he and his partner, Virender Suyal induced several investors to invest in his brand and he cheated these investors to the tune of crores of rupees.
A case was registered with the EOW against him and his partner. However, he kept evading his arrest. He was once again declared a proclaimed offender in this case by the court.
Sources in the police said that the and concerned police stations of EOW and Uttam Nagar have been informed about his arrest.