Tribune News Service
Panchkula, April 6
A con man posing as Haryana Speaker and local MLA Gian Chand Gupta’s relative, who allegedly duped four persons of Rs8 lakh by promising them government jobs, has been arrested.
The accused has been identified as Prince Gupta, a resident of Saketri Road in Shehjadpur. The police today produced him in a court, which remanded him in three-day police custody.
The police said Satnam Singh, a resident of Dera Bassi, in his complaint had stated that suspect Prince Gupta, who claimed to be a relative of the Haryana Speaker, assured him of a job of a peon in the Sector 20 branch of Punjab National Bank for his wife Kuldeep Kaur. The suspect demanded Rs2 lakh for the job from the victim. Satnam gave the money to him. However, when he approached the bank, there was no vacancy.
Similarly, the suspect took Rs6 lakh from his three relatives – Jagjar Singh, Harmeet Singh and Jagjeet Singh – for the post of Home Guards volunteer.
“Neither did he return our money nor did he provide the promised job,” the complainant said.
A case under Sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered.
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