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Fraudster wanted in Haryana, Himachal arrested

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Incidentally, police arrested Vishal Sharma alias Vishal Vashishth while investigating a case registered by him in order to prevent his victims from approaching him for refund of money.

"During investigations, police came to know that he had duped many people in Ambala, Panchkula, Mani Majra, Chandigarh and Shimla by taking lakhs of rupees from unsuspecting people for either sending them or their children to foreign country, or get them employment in Railways, police or the courts," ACP (New District) K C Dwivedi said.

He along with his cousin Premlata Moudgil, brother-in-law Joginderpal Moudgil and nephew Rahul were involved in cheating cases.

"While the dealing with the victims, they used to take some blank signed affidavits and cheques for the job. When people would start demanding their money back for getting the work done, he would fill the blank affidavits and cheques to show that the victims dishonoured them," the officer said.

He would then file civil suits in the civil courts against them.

Some of such victims were sentenced to jail while some have even died, the ACP said.

The accused had purchased property with the swindled money in the name of Premlata and Jogender Pal, who stayed behind the scene.

Sharma, a Chandigarh resident, used to lure people by posing themselves as high profile individuals having connections with bigwigs and get their accommodation or shop. They used to move in a car with red beacon light, the officer said.

First Published: Wed, November 07 2012. 21:05 IST