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Man with dollar dreams duped of Rs 15 lakh

punjab Updated: Feb 22, 2013 22:06 IST
HT Correspondent
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A self-styled saint allegedly duped a 25-year-old man of Rs 15 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad in 2009.

The suspect, identified as Manga Singh, neither sent Daljit Singh of Kundan Puri area to the foreign land nor returned his money.

Singh said he had filed a complaint with police, but to no avail. He alleged that cops at Police Division number 4, who were investigating the matter, turned biased after which he approached police commissioner Ishwar Singh, who assigned the inquiry to ADCP city-1 Nilambari Jagdale.

Jagdale would investigate the role of the inquiry officer in the matter.

Daljit said he knew Manga as the latter lived in the same locality and projected to be the president of Sarbh Sanjhi Walta Temple, Reno in the US. “Manga assured me of sending abroad as he could do so being a priest,” Daljit said, adding that his hopes were dashed to the ground after he came to know in 2012 that no such temple existed in the US of which Manga was claiming to be the president.

Daljit also alleged that Manga had prepared a certificate by forging the signature of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar.

“When I had filed the complaint, Manga prepared forge receipts of returning money to me through a money transfer agency. I urged the police to investigate, but they turned down my plea,” Daljit said.

“Assistant sub-inspector Satnam Singh, who was investigating the matter, had forced me to sign documents stating that Manga had returned my money, but I refused,” he said.

Vinod Kumar, station house officer of the police station division number 4, refuted the allegations. Unaware of the inquiry being transferred to the ADCP, he said the investigations were on and the police would take action after completing the inquiry.