The Uttar Pradesh special task force officials said they will book those who are staging protests in support of Anubhav Mittal, allegedly at the behest of the accused.
Hundreds of investors on Sunday gathered at the Delhi’s Jantar Mantar to express support to Anubhav Mittal and his business model. Investors also gather outside his Sector 63 office in Noida.
STF officials said that Mittal has hired a team of investors to provoke others to stage protests in his support so that he can escape the law. Some investors even shout down those who try to protest against Mittal.
“When I went to Sector 63 office of Anubhav Mittal-owned Ablaze Info Solutions Private Limited and shouted against him, many asked me not to do it. I even got involved in arguments with many of them because they were not even letting me speak to the media about my case. I have lodged a complaint with the STF in Surajpur. I invested ₹57,500 and got only ₹3,000 so far. Mittal is a cheater and he has hired a team to spread rumours,” Prashant Garg, an investor, said.
STF said that it has decided to identify those who are supporting the fraudulent business model used by Mittal.
“Once we identify the persons who are spreading rumours and confusing people, we will book them as letting them have their way will lead to more cases of cheating,” Amit Pathak, senior superintendent of police, STF, said.
A few videos, seeking the help of Mittal’s supporters, have also surfaced over the last few days. “We will also take action against those who are behind the social media campaigns in support of this fraudster,” said Pathak.
The police said that investors had also lodged a complaint with Reserve Bank of India, Gautam Budh Nagar district administration and other central agencies in the past but these were ignored.
“One person had lodged a complaint with RBI on October 3, 2016, but no action was taken. Similarly, the complaint to the district administration also remained unaddressed,” a police official said.
The STF is analysing 60 terabytes of data seized from Mittal. “Even investors are coming to our office daily and providing us data. Along with analysing the data, we are also working to question persons who worked with Mittal. His wife may soon be questioned in connection with the case,” said.