Mohali: Couple booked for cheating in Amitabh Bachchan’s name
Police have booked a couple for cheating various institutes in SAS Nagar by promising them that Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan would visit their institutions.punjab Updated: Feb 24, 2017 12:49 IST
Police have booked a couple for cheating various institutes in SAS Nagar by promising them that Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan would visit their institutions.
A bank manager accomplice of the couple has also been booked.
A case has been registered in Kharar police station against the couple, identified as Harry Bhatt and his wife Dolly Bhatt. The couple had opened a studio and an office in the New Sunny Enclave, Kharar.
The case has been registered under section 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery), 471 (using as genuine a forged document), 465 and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The case was registered on complaint of Deepti, resident of Chandigarh who alleged that the couple told her that they were making a Punjabi film “Ek Duje Vaste” in which Amitabh Bachchan would also appear and promised her a role .
In January, Harry Bhatt visited Deepti’s residence in Chandigarh and told her that a book written by Harivansh Rai Bachchan, father of Amitabh Bachchan, was to be released and for this Big B will visit the educational institutions and meet the students.
She also alleged that the accused had collected Rs 5.5 lakh from each institution as security money for Amitabh Bachchan’s visit from February 21 to 27.
Inspector Satnam Singh, SHO Kharar (city) said, “We had received about seven complaints and have registered a case under Sections 420, 465, 467, 471 and 120-B of the IPC against Harry Bhatt, Dolly Bhatt, bank manager Yogesh Goyal and unknown persons. We are investigating the case.”