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Kota revenue officer arrested in Rs 100 crore investment fraud case

Pradeep was recently posted as Naib Tehsildar in Kekri. He was to assume office on Wednesday.

September 15, 2022, 6:02 pm

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JAIPUR: The Kota police has arrested Kanungo – a revenue department post, in the case of fraud of more than Rs 100 crore with nearly 2,000 people through Apeksha Investment Group. The accused was identified as Pradeep Jain, posted as Kanungo of the Laturi circle of Sangod.

Pradeep’s wife was appointed as the director of the group, but the police said that he used to handle all the work and he was using his wife's name as a front. Pradeep was recently posted as Naib Tehsildar in Kekri. He was to assume office on Wednesday. He is originally a resident of Uniara and was currently living in Baran.

Murli Manohar Namdev, CMD of the main accused group, surrendered in court on September 6. After his surrender, the role of Kanungo Pradeep and his wife Deepti came up during the interrogation.

One of the complainants, Bhupendra Singh, had alleged in the report given in the Gumanpura police station that Pradeep Jain had lured his wife into making an investment of about Rs 16 lakh in the group.

Pradeep had alleged defrauded many people and made them invest over Rs 12 crore in the group. The accused was a Patwari and Revenue Inspector in the past. For this reason, he was involved in purchasing land for Apeksha Group.

There are 92 cases of cheating registered against the directors of Apeksha Group in different police station areas of Kota. The police have arrested the group's CMD Murli Manohar Namdev besides other directors Sanjay Kashyap, Durgashankar Merotha, Girraj Nayak, Yogesh Kulshrestha, Himanshu Vijay and Pradeep Jain.

First published: September 15, 2022