800 investors fall prey to 'real estate scam'

A Hisar-based businessman has alleged that he along with over 800 people has been duped of around Rs 6 crore by five members of a family who claim to operate a real estate business in the Capital and promise to double the amount invested with them within 20 months.

Businessman Balraj Singh has made allegations against Dinesh Kumar, Vinod Kumar, Mizoram Galayan, Chittar Singh and Ashok Kumar. “Balraj claims that the accused run a company at Paschim Vihar in west Delhi and hold conferences in Punjab and Haryana to attract businessmen and property dealers,” a police official said.

After being taken into confidence, Balraj invested Rs 60 lakh in the accused’s business in 2009. However, he later found that all promises made to him were fake. “When he contacted the accused, it is claimed that they threatened him and insisted that his money would not be returned,” the official added.

Balraj claims that the five men have also cheated over 800 people to the tune of Rs 5 crore by using similar modus operandi. He alleges that the accused also cheated the Income Tax department by not submitting tax deducted at source for the money collected from other people.

A case had been registered and police are investigating the matter from all possible angles.

Woman drugged, robbed

A woman has alleged that she was robbed of her gold jewellery after she was given tea laced with sedatives by an unidentified person at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital earlier this month.

Laxmi Devi of Shivpuri in West Sagarpur, claims that on August 16,  she was waiting for a medical examination in the hospital when a man befriended her and offered her a cup of tea. After drinking it, she lost consciousness. When she regained consciousness, the man was missing along with the jewellery she was wearing.  

A case has been registered and an investigation is on.

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