A Delhi-based homoeopathic doctor, who stopped practice twelve years ago, was arrested for his alleged involvement in at least 60 cases of cheating spread across nine states, police said on Thursday.
Sanjay Kumar Bansal (55), a proclaimed offender who carries a reward of Rs 10,000 on his head, was caught on Wednesday by Crime Branch of Delhi Police from his residence in Outer Delhi's Rohini.
Bansal's main targets were businessmen dealing in grocery items, police said.
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 eight lakh and then vanishing without paying the money.
The doctor had allegedly given a Rs eight lakh cheque which bounced.
"Bansal quit practice in 1997 and he had about 60 cases against him in states like Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, MP, Haryana, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and Assam," Additional Commissioner (Crime) Satyendra Garg told reporters in New Delhi.
He cheated scores of innocent people to tune of crores of rupees with his first case of cheating being registered against him in 1997 in Rohini, Garg said.