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Four of family booked for fraud

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, April 07, 2013
First Published: 20:10 IST(7/4/2013) | Last Updated: 20:11 IST(7/4/2013)

All four members of a family residing in Durgapuri area of Haibowal allegedly formed two companies and, after inviting people to invest in the firms, duped a man of Rs. 34.75 lakh. The family, the complainant has alleged, had promised to double his money in a year.

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The accused - Rajesh Goyal of Durgapuri in Haibowal, his wife Praveen Goyal, son Mahesh Goyal and daughter Veenu Goyal - have been booked by Division Number 7 police under sections 420 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code. All four are at large.

The complainant, Amit Kumar Gupta, a restaurant owner, alleged that the family had started two companies named Visa-pay and Uni-pay. Gupta claimed that they invited him and other peoples to invest in the two firms.

He alleged that the family promised to double his investment in a year. Gupta claimed that he invested Rs. 34.75 lakh in the two companies of the accused, who also gave him a password to operate an account online.

Later, the four allegedly hacked into the account and transferred the money to another account with the intention to commit a fraud. Inspector Raj Kumar, the station house officer of Division Number 7 police, said a case had been registered following an inquiry. “The police have launched a manhunt to arrest the accused,” he said.

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