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Singer arrested for duping a retired government officer of Rs 60 lakh

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A 27-year-old based was arrested for allegedly a retired of Rs 60 lakh on the pretext of exchanging old currency notes during demonetisation in 2016, police said Thursday.

The accused woman identified as Shikha Raghav, a was declared as a proclaimed offender by a city court since she was evading arrest in the case from last two years, they said.

After receiving tip-off about her location in Haryana, the accused was held on Wednesday and brought to the next day, Nupur Prasad, of Police (North) said.

However, no recovery has been made from the accused, the said.

Investigations revealed that Raghav used to perform stage shows in several religious and other programmes in and adjoining states, Prasad added.

In 2016, the accused and her friend participated in a Ramlila in north where she came in contact with an organiser of the event who was a retired paramilitary officer, the DCP said.

During demonetisation, the accused Raghav and had allegedly assured the the retired and his family members that they can get the old notes exchanged with new ones, she said.

On the pretext, the accused duo took the money from them and fled, the officer added.

Following a complaint filed by the retired officer, a case was registered at station and an investigation was taken up, the officer said.

Subsequently, was arrested while Raghav was absconding, police said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 23:56 IST
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