The Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) has arrested a builder accused of defrauding 13 people, including former Indian cricketer Chetan Sharma.
The accused allegedly accepted investments from victims under the guise of large profits but never returned the funds, according to the police. He is being questioned right now.
A woman and 12 other persons, including Sharma’s family, filed a complaint with the EOW stating that the accused and his family defrauded them of Rs 1.34 crore in 2017.
Sameer Chawla (53), the accused, and his family live in Mehrauli. He is accused of approaching people with investment programmes that promised large profits. To gain their trust, he initially refunded a small sum of money to a handful of the victims. According to the police, he afterwards stopped paying and did not refund the original cash.
“We took (the statement of) all the complainants and found that the accused had received investments through cash and bank channels from numerous people,” RK Singh, assistant commissioner of Police EOW, said. He was attempting to get others to invest in real estate and scams. We arrested him from Mehrauli on Saturday.”
The accused was allegedly targeting residents in his neighbourhood, according to the police. In connection with the matter, his wife and brother will be questioned.
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