Panchkula: Police seek bank details in Rs 1.5 crore fraud case

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Panchkula
  • Updated: Jan 24, 2015 22:28 IST

The local police are seeking bank records to investigate the Rs 1.5 crore fraud case against Ashok Mittal and Chetna Mittal, residents of Sector 4.

Talking to HT, Inspector Suresh Kumar, station house officer (SHO) of Sector 5 police station, said, "Diamond merchant Ashok Mittal is yet to be arrested. We are still investigating the case. We are seeking bank records to verify the allegations."

The Mittals were booked on January 21 for cheating, criminal breach of trust, criminal conspiracy and fraudulently preventing debt being available for creditors on the complaint of Ashwani Anand, a resident of Sector 7 here.

According to Anand, Ashok Mittal initially earned his trust by returning Rs 15 lakh and Rs 50 lakh on time which he had taken as loan. Both Mittal and Anand had been friends for two years and had also been involved in kitty business (monthly draw system) too.

Based on his past experience, Anand gave him a loan of Rs 1.5 crore. Some of the money was deposited with the account of companies. The loan was taken in September 2014. The cheques issued by Mittal bounced.

The complainant alleged that Mittal and his wife in a well planned manner had induced and deceived him. The accused grabbed the hard earned money of the joint family, which the complainant had saved for his mariageable daughters and son, states the police FIR.

It is worth mentioning here that Ashok Mittal had got a case registered of Rs 17 crore fraud against Vikas Walia, a jeweller, in Novemebr 2014. The trial is going on in the case. Both had opened a shop at Elante Mall which led to dispute between them.

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