Kritika Chaudhary murder: Actor’s estranged husband has another cheating case against him
Mumbai city news: Vijay is already in police custody for a Rs55-lakh cheating case registered against him last year.mumbai Updated: Jul 10, 2017 13:40 IST
Police said the estranged husband of actress Kritika Chaudhary, who was found murdered at her home in Lokhandwala on June 12, has another cheating case against him. Vijay Jagatnarayan Dwivedi, 37, was booked last year for allegedly duping a woman of Rs22 lakh on the pretext of getting her a role in a movie.
Vijay is already in police custody for a Rs55-lakh cheating case registered against him last year.
While the Amboli police were investigation to see if Vijay is involved in Chaudhary’s murder, her brother Deepak told them that Vijay and an unknown woman had threatened his sister on phone earlier this year.
Based on the inputs the Amboli police’s detection team managed to trace Vijay to Ahmedabad and nabbed him from there. The cops were interrogating him when they realized he was the person who had conned a businessman from Delhi in filmi style, walking away with Rs55 lakh in suitcase while he waited in a car. He is in police custody till Tuesday in that case.
Meanwhile, an Amboli police official found one more cheating case registered against him at the same police station last year. In 2016, one Archana Santosh Kumar Dwivedi filed an FIR against Vijay and few others for cheating and criminal breach of trust. “He allegedly duped the woman of Rs22 lakh on the pretext of getting her a role in a movie,” said senior police inspector Bharat Gaikwad of Amboli police station.
Vijay is in police custody for allegedly duping a director on the pretext of helping him get a subsidy from the Uttar Pradesh government for his movie as it had been shot entirely in that state. The complainant Maheshkumar Narula, 59, had completed a movie in December 2015. Through a friend, Narula met Vijay at the latter’s office in Andheri west.
According to police sources, Vijay apparently told Narula he knew an RS Yadav based in Lucknow who could help him get a subsidy from the UP government for his movie. Vijay allegedly told Narula he would have to pay Rs55 lakh in cash to Yadav and would then get a subsidy amount of Rs2.88 crore by cheque.
On January 20, 2016, Dwivedi picked Narula up from Juhu and took him to a posh area in Vimannagar, Pune, in a taxi to meet Yadav. Dwivedi then asked Narula to hand over the bag saying he would go into the building and make the payment. When Narula said he wanted to go too, Dwivedi told him that Yadav did not meet strangers directly, police sources said.
Narula was convinced to wait in the taxi. After an hour with no sign of Dwivedi, Narula got suspicious and checked with the security guard of the building. When they scanned the CCTV footage, they saw Dwivedi with the bag of money leaving the building in an autorickshaw.
Vijay then switched off his phone and locked up his office. Police said he remained untraceable all this while until the police officer realised the man he was interrogating in the Kritika Chaudhary case was the same as the accused in the 2016 cheating case. Later they found that he is accused in another cheating case.
First Published: Jun 27, 2017 00:23 IST