Police have arrested an alleged con woman on charge of marrying five men and duping about 50 kin of one of them of Rs 5 crore on the pretext of taking them to Canada.
Police claim to have seized Rs 19.55 lakh of the con money, besides gold ornaments, fake passports, thousands of American and Canadian dollars, and Thai currency from accused Rajwinder Kaur alias Amandeep Kaur aka Davinder Kaur. Two of her alleged accomplices are also in custody.
Posing as a permanent resident of Canada, the serial bride, who claims to be from Gandiwind village under Harike police jurisdiction near Tarn Taran, married Kulwinder Singh of Kotwal village in Ferozepur district.
"In conspiracy with her brother, Nishan Singh, and accomplices Sukha Singh, Jagsir Singh, and Hardiyal Singh, she took more than Rs 5 crore from 50 relatives of Kulwinder Singh on the promise of taking them all to Canada." said Paramraj Singh Umranangal, deputy inspector general of police at Ferozepur. "She flew all to Thailand instead, and dumped them there."
DSP Jagjit Singh Chahal led the team that cracked the case and arrested Rajwinder, Hardiyal and Jagsir.
"Rs 19.55 lakh, 1,435 US dollars (Rs 79,200 roughly), 1,009 Canadian dollars (Rs 54,350 roughly), 7,090 Thai baht (Rs 12,400 roughly), gold and silver ornaments, three cell phones, fake passports, ATM and PAN cards, are what we seized from the woman," said the DIG.
"Under different names, Rajwinder, network's kingpin, married more than five well-off villagers and cheated them of their money."
At Hargobindpura near Batala town in 2005 and 2006, she was charged with duping people of Rs 6 lakh and Rs 5 lakh, respectively. Swindles worth Rs 3.20 lakh at Kotkapura in 2006, Rs 12 lakh at Samana, and Rs 28 lakh at Bhadhni Kalan are attributed to her.
SSP Hardiyal Singh Mann was also present at the press conference.