Demonetisation: Man promised to deposit Rs 2 crore, fled

Police said the two men negotiated for six days, during which Khari promised to deposit the cash but didn’t. Eventually, a police complaint was lodged.

Written by Abhishek Angad | New Delhi | Published:December 1, 2016 2:02 am

Delhi Police have arrested a 50-year-old man for allegedly cheating a Gurgaon-based real estate developer of Rs 2 crore. The accused took demonetised currency from the developer, Kapil Mehta, and promised to deposit it in the bank.

The incident took place on November 16, when Mehta met the accused, Pushpender Khari, through his associates. Police said Khari promised to deposit the money by opening a bank account in Punjab National Bank, and later fled with the cash.

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Police said the two men negotiated for six days, during which Khari promised to deposit the cash but didn’t. Eventually, a police complaint was lodged.

“Mehta had Rs 2 crore in his possession. Following demonetisation, he sought help from some of his associates to deposit the money in the bank,” said DCP (northwest) Milind Dumbere.

Police said Khari gave a fake name to Mehta when the two met. Police said Khari is also accused of having cheated another person in the past. “We got information that the accused would come to Netaji Subhash Place to exchange the money. We arrested him and recovered the money at his relatives’ homes in Gurgaon, Dwarka and Lodhi Colony. Rs 3.52 crore was recovered. We are trying to ascertain the source of the remaining amount,” police said.

The DCP said they will also write to the I-T department on the source of Mehta’s Rs 2 crore.