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Ghaziabad-based complainant in Webwork case asks UP police for security

Ghaziabad-based insurance agent AK Jain, who had filed an FIR against Webwork, has sought police security

noida Updated: Feb 21, 2017 22:56 IST
Sohil Sehran
Sohil Sehran
Hindustan Times
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Anurag Garg and Sanjeev Verma, directors of Webwork.

After the arrest of the two directors of Webwork Trade Links Pvt Ltd, Ghaziabad-based insurance agent AK Jain, who had filed an FIR against the Ponzi firm, has sought police security saying he fears a threat to his life.

The 55-year-old has written to the director general of police (Uttar Pradesh), Javeed Ahmad, and the Union home ministry saying that he has been receiving threatening calls from various people and needs police security.

On February 12, based on Jain’s complaint, the Sector 20 police had registered a case against the two directors of the company. Jain had alleged that the company duped him of Rs3.45 lakh and did not provide him profits as promised in its agreement.

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According to Jain, he had given a 40-page complaint to the police, which included names of suspects involved in the fraud. In the letter claiming a threat to his life, Jain said, “I had given the names of suspects to help police bust the fraud. Later, I found (that) the list of names was being circulated on WhatsApp. The documents were confidential and came into public domain with the connivance of police. Those people started calling me and threatening me with dire consequences.”

Jain has sought security for himself and his family. He has also addressed the complaint to the governor, chief secretary and director of vigilance of Uttar Pradesh.

He has also alleged in the complaint addressed to senior officials that Noida police failed to take proper action in the case. He said, “I went to the police station on February 4 with the complaint and the police registered the FIR on February 12, that too after the media brought the matter to light.”

He has demanded that the investigations be assigned to the Special Task Force (STF) of Uttar Pradesh police or the Central Bureau Investigation (CBI). He has also requested the DGP to order formation of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate how the confidential documents came in the public domain and has demanded action against those who leaked them.

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Jain told Hindustan Times that he has been receiving calls every day from different people who threaten him to kill him. He said he has given a complaint to the superintendent of police (city) Noida, Dinesh Yadav, as well.

Webwork had allegedly been involved in cheating people along the lines of Ablaze Info Solutions Private Limited. The company was being headed by its two directors, Anurag Garg, 40, and Sandesh Verma, 30, who have been arrested.

Like Anubhav Mittal of Ablaze Info Solutions Private Limited, who had allegedly duped nearly seven lakh people, the duo was paying their customers Rs 6 per Facebook ‘like’. Mittal’s Ablaze used to pay Rs5 for a ‘like’ for a certain period before they stopped payments like Webwork.

First Published: Feb 21, 2017 22:56 IST