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Now, Chandigarh cops arrest ‘conman’, get 2-day custody

Act on complaint filed by defence accounts officer.

The Chandigarh Police arrested Devinder Singh Gill alias Devinder Singh Thapa on Saturday after seeking his production warrants from the court. The Chandigarh Police had booked Devinder Singh on August 14 on the complaint of Ajay Chaudhry, a defence accounts services officer living in Ambala. He is in police remand for two days.

According to his complaint, Devinder has been using two different identities, one of Devinder Singh Thapa, son of Tarun Bahadur, and another of Devinder Singh Gill, son of Meher Singh Gill.

Devinder Singh was arrested by the Mohali Police in a fraud case. The police had brought him on production warrants from the Panchkula Police who had arrested him on August 2 on charges of rape.

Mohali Police is probing allegations of Devinder Singh duping several investors including Punjab IPS officers and their friends and relatives, promising to give them farm houses, plots and shops in his various projects without delivery anything in the end.

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The FIR, quoting the complaint given by Chaudhary, adds that Devinder used this to get a government job in Punjab’s cooperative and societies department as an assistant clerk.

The FIR further states that in his capacity as the assistant, he was arrested by the CBI (as the alleged conduit of BJP CPS Raj Khurana in a Rs 1.5 crore graft case in 2011) and the CBI also reported about his false identity to the regional passport office.

The complaint adds that Devinder used forged documents with signatures of Ajay Chaudhry’s father, Y N Chaudhry, who was one of the investors in his farmhouse project. Devinder had launched a company ‘Sky Heights Housing and Infrastructure Pvt Ltd’ through which 2.5 acre farmhouses were to be given to high-end investors. However, later it was found that Devinder did not own the land on which the proposed project was to be set up.

There is a second FIR registered against Devinder in Chandigarh. He is facing charges of theft in an FIR registered against him in August last year at the police station in Sector 34. The FIR was later transferred to the police station in Sector 26 on the complaint of a rape victim. The matter is under investigation.