Four arrested for networking business fraud

  • Ht correspondent, None, BATHINDA
  • Updated: Aug 02, 2014 22:31 IST

In a fraud worth crores of rupees in the name of networking business, the police have arrested four people while one of their accomplices is at large. The arrested have been identified as Vimlesh Kumar Royal, a resident of National Colony, Sukhdarshan Singh, Gurtej Singh from Maluka village and Harish Garg from Rampura Phul. Tara Chand, father of Royal is absconding.

Kotwali SHO Mahesh Kumar Saini said that the accused had opened a networking business company 'Star United networking company' and were charging `5,000 per person by offering them big discounts on purchases at selected stores. The accused had enrolled about 600 people.

"To show that their business was genuine, they had also provided about 25 motorcycles at considerably low price to people. But, the group was deceiving people by not fulfilling the promises made to them and a complaint in this regard was received. In just two months, the accused had built a big chain of customers," he said. The group claimed to offer big discounts to customers.

Saini said that an inquiry revealed that Royal was arrested in 2006 for a similar fraud worth `25 crore with hundreds of people and was out on bail in that case. At that time, he had opened a company under the name of United Finance Company.

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