Delhi: Man sentenced to 181 years in cheating cases held after jumping bail

Police said he cheated 367 persons in 1994 by faking the sale of various plots of land in east Delhi. Police said there were six other accused in the case and Mittal was the kingpin.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:October 3, 2016 2:12 am

Delhi Police Crime Branch arrested a 66-year-old proclaimed offender who was convicted for 181 years by a city consumer court for cheating more than 350 people. The accused, identified as Rajender Mittal, used to work as property dealer.

The accused, identified as Rajender Mittal, used to work as property dealer.

Police said he cheated 367 persons in 1994 by faking the sale of various plots of land in east Delhi. Police said there were six other accused in the case and Mittal was the kingpin.

Police said Mittal was declared a proclaimed offender in 2013 after 19 witnesses were examined by the court.

He was arrested in 1991 and but had come out on bail two-three months. He had been absconding since then as he anticipated that he would be convicted and punished by the court, said police.

Police said the Karkardooma Court directed the Crime Branch to produce Mittal. A senior police officer said, “Mittal had cheated 367 persons in various property dealing cases. The Tis Hazari court had awarded him six months imprisonment for every person he cheated, following which he was convicted for 181 years.”

A senior police officer said, “Mittal had cheated 367 persons in various property dealing cases. The Tis Hazari court had awarded him six months imprisonment for every person he cheated, following which he was convicted for 181 years.”A team led by ACP Anand Kumar Mishra, Inspector Vinay Tyagi, sub-inspectors Raj Kumar, Dinesh among others was constituted under supervision of DCP G Ramgopal Naik, and under the guidance of Additional CP KK Vyas to nab Mittal.

A team led by ACP Anand Kumar Mishra, Inspector Vinay Tyagi, sub-inspectors Raj Kumar, Dinesh among others was constituted under supervision of DCP G Ramgopal Naik, and under the guidance of Additional CP KK Vyas to nab Mittal.

Police said during investigation, it came to light that Mittal might be involved in many other cases in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

Mittal began working in the property dealing business when he was 20. His office was in Laxmi Nagar.

(with PTI inputs)

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