The Crime Branch of Delhi Police arrested a Delhi-based homeopathic doctor, allegedly involved in 60 cases of cheating in nine states, on Wednesday night.
Sanjay Kumar Bansal (55) had stopped his homeopathic practice 12 years ago. He was picked up from his home in Rohini.
Police claimed Bansal used to dupe businessmen dealing in grocery items. In Delhi alone, he had more than 12 cases of cheating registered against him.
He had been declared a proclaimed offender by a city court and carried a reward of Rs 10,000 on his head.
The arrest came following investigations into a complaint that he had cheated a businessman at Bhind in Madhya Pradesh by taking grocery items worth about Rs 8 lakh and then vanishing without paying for them.
Bansal had allegedly given a cheque of Rs 8 lakhs which bounced. “Bansal quit practice in 1997 and he had about 60 cases against him in states like Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and Assam,” said Satyendra Garg, additional commissioner of police (crime).
He cheated scores of people to the tune of crores with the first case of cheating being registered at Rohini in 1997, Garg said.
Police said Bansal posed as an exporter and approached businessmen dealing in grocery items to send their products out of the country.
“Initially Bansal took orders for small consignments and made payments for the same in order to gain the confidence of the businessmen. He then took orders of huge stocks and did not pay the money,” said the officer.