The crime branch of the Delhi Police on Wednesday busted a gang of cheats that duped the chairman and managing director of a construction company of R87 lakh by promising him contracts in Delhi Metro and DLF.
Five persons, including a woman, who were allegedly involved in the fraud, were arrested. The police are looking for an identified employee of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) who allegedly had procured stationary and blank letter heads of DMRC from his office and gave them to the accused.
The police have recovered R21 lakh along with blank letter-heads of DMRC, DLF and IDBI Bank, fake stamps, among other things from the arrested persons. The recovered items also include fake bank guarantee of IDBI Bank of R250 crore, the police said.
When contacted, Sanjay Roy, DLF spokesperson, said that DLF was not aware of any such contract. However, Anuj Dayal, chief spokesperson, DMRC said, “We detected two cases of fraud related to tenders of Delhi Metro’s construction work for its Phase 3 corridors. Both the cases were referred to the Delhi Police’s crime branch.”
The arrested have been identified as Ranjan Kumar, 58, Ashwani Mishra, 30, Jai Kumar, 28, Kulveer Singh, 44, and a woman, Kiran Sharma, 46.
“Our investigations revealed the complainant came in contact with Ranjan, who allegedly told him that he and one of his associates Kiran have contacts with senior officials of DMRC and DLF and they could get him a contract for construction works,” said Chand, adding they demanded R50 lakh for getting him the contract.