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Posted at: Feb 14, 2018, 2:03 AM; last updated: Feb 14, 2018, 2:03 AM (IST)

NRI duped of over Rs 20 crore; seven booked

Our Correspondent

Phagwara, February 13

The police have booked seven persons under Section 420 of the IPC for allegedly duping a UK-based NRI, Surinder Kumar, of Rs 20.8 crore on the pretext of investing the amount in a stock broking firm being run by the accused in Dubai.

The case has been registered against Adarsh Nagar resident Sohan Lal Shinh, his sons Lohit, Veena and Lokesh, Dubai resident Cristina Lezovika and Deepti Bhalla and her mother Minakshi of Basant Nagar.

Phagwara SP Parminder Singh Bhandal today said Surinder told the police that he came in contact with the Shinh family through UK-based NRI Deepti Bhalla. The victim said he came to India in 2015 where Deepti introduced him to Minakshi and assured 30 per cent profit after investing money in their company.

He gave Rs 30 lakh cash at that time and then gave them Rs 20.5 crore in different installments.

However, neither the accused returned his money nor the amount was invested. No arrest has been made so far.

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