I have committed no crime: conman Jadeja
The alleged mastermind of a multi-crore fraud, conman Ashok Jadeja, who is at present under police remand, said he has not cheated anyone and blamed people of his community for being greedy.india Updated: Jun 13, 2009 22:07 IST
The alleged mastermind of a multi-crore fraud, conman Ashok Jadeja, who is at present under police remand, said he has not cheated anyone and blamed people of his community for being greedy.
In a conversation with a local Gujarati channel, Jadeja, a fake homeopathy doctor who is accused of duping people of several crore rupees said that whatever he had, he had given to the people of Chhara community.
"I have given everything to the people of the community. What was left has now been surrendered to the police," he said, adding, "I have not committed any crime. I just ran a simple scheme but people of the community misused it."
According to him, he used to collect only Rs 200 under the scheme and he had not promised them to triple their money.
When asked whether he had purchased expensive jewellery and land, he said he had bought some ornaments but had not invested in land or the film industry.
Moreover, the conman said that he feels threat to his life from people of his community.
Jadeja, through his agents, had collected hundreds of crores from the people of Chhara community in as many as 11 states, promising them to return triple amount of the money they invested with him.
He duped the people saying he was blessed by a deity of the community who promised him to triple the money within a week.
Jadeja and his wife Nitu were arrested on May 31 and a cash of Rs 1.98 crore was seized from him.
Subsequently, the police have arrested his family members, his agents and seized cash, land documents and jewellery worth crores of rupees.
First Published: Jun 13, 2009 21:53 IST