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Infra scam main accused Neeraj declared fugitive by Abohar court

Nine cases of fraud and cheating were registered last week against Neeraj, who had jumped bail a few months ago following which the police had initiated proceedings to declare him a PO or fugitive.

punjab Updated: Feb 27, 2017 23:26 IST
Gaurav Sagar Bhaskar
Neeraj Arora, alias Neeraj Thathai
Neeraj Arora, alias Neeraj Thathai(File Photo)

Neeraj Arora, alias Neeraj Thathai, managing director of the infamous infrastructure development company Nature Heights, was declared a proclaimed offender (PO) by a court in Abohar, a sub-division of Fazilka district, on Monday.  

 Nine cases of fraud and cheating were registered last week against Neeraj, who had jumped bail a few months ago following which the police had initiated proceedings to declare him a PO or fugitive. In all, he faces more than two dozen complaints on charges of defrauding people by promising money or plots to people in Punjab and Haryana.

It was around a years and a half ago that the Fazilka police had initiated action on the complainants, and later a special investigation team (SIT) was set up. Neeraj joined investigation and was lodged in the Fazilka sub-jail first, and was shifted to the central jail in Ferozepur after a clash. 

“We are investigating all the complaints against Neeraj and his accomplices thoroughly,” said Ketan Baliram Patil, senior superintendent of police (SSP), Fazilka.