The police have arrested a builder for allegedly implicating 24 of his business associates and rivals in criminal cases in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
Some of the victims have had to spend time in prison because of his tricks.
Ved Prakash Yadav (48), allegedly in connivance with a few senior police officers in Uttar Pradesh police, implicated a number of people in false cases of attempt to murder. He didn’t even spare his elder brother, who was one of his victims. The accused has an office in Krishna Nagar in Safdarjung Enclave.
The police have dubbed Ved Prakash a “shrewd” builder. Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) HGS Dhaliwal said, “He is in the habit of buying disputed properties. After taking possession of such a property, in order to avoid payment or giving any share, he would implicate the other party in criminal cases of attempt to murder, cheating, etc., in various parts of Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand. By adopting this tactic, he succeeded in registering nine cases.”
Police said the accused used his contacts in UP police to file the cases. “He would first inject himself with local anesthesia and then cut his body. Then he would approach the UP police and get an attempt to murder case registered against his victims,” said a senior police officer, on condition of anonymity, as he isn't authorised to media.
Veer Singh spent a week in Dasna Jail without knowing why he was there in the first place. “On April 15, 2005, three UP police cars came to my house and they took me. I did not have any idea why I was arrested. When I went to the court later, I got to know one of Ved Parkash’s servants had lodged a complaint against me,” said the Gurgaon resident.
The police said Ved Parkash had taken his servant Satish Kumar to some place in Ghaziabad where a doctor gave him anesthesia.
On regaining consciousness, Kumar had a deep cut on his back but he was threatened to keep his mouth shut and was paid Rs 5,000. Ved Prakash then filed a complaint against Veer Singh on behalf of Kumar. Due to his contacts in UP police, none of his victims came forward to complaint.
But Rajesh Kumar, who had bought a flat from him in Krishna Nagar, thought enough was enough.
“He threatened me that I will spend a long time in Dasna Jail if I asked for my money back. I had bought a flat for Rs 40 lakh from him and paid Rs 15 lakh advance. But I was not given possession of the flat. He later sold the flat to someone else,” Rajesh Kumar said.
The Delhi Police said they are investigating the role of senior UP police officers in this.