A complainant in a case of fraud by a chit fund company moved a local court here on Friday, urging it to book Punjabi singer Gippy Grewal in the case along with the other accused.
Complainant Lucky (24), a resident of Amarpura Basti here, has made the complaint in the court of judicial magistrate Manpreet Kaur, urging the court to book the singer under sections 420, 406 and 120B of the IPC and under Prize Chits and Money Circulation (Banning) Act, 1978. The court has fixed January 20 as the next date of hearing.
Bikramjit Singh Ahluwalia, counsel for the complainant, said the complaint was made against eight persons, including Gippy Grewal, at Canal Colony Police Station in September last year. After investigation, police booked seven people but Gippy was allowed to go scot free.
Those booked in the case include Amandeep Singh, an employee of the firm at Bhucho, Ashok Kumar alias Monu of the Bibiwala Chowk branch, Bablu, Jagjit Singh, Chamkaur Singh, Bhupinder Gupta from Tapa Mandi in Barnala district and Shrikant, both managing directors of the firm.
The complainant said he had paid Rs 5 lakh to Live India Trading Company. The firm had assured him 10% interest per month on the amount and repayment of the principal amount after two years. "I was paid Rs 60, 000 for about six months but the firm stopped paying me in July," he said.
"I had invested in the firm after talking to Grewal who had assured me that he was the brand ambassador of the firm and it was a good investment," he alleged.