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Former Fortis Healthcare promoter’s wife Aditi Singh duped Rs 200 crore

A private bank executive and his two associates have been arrested by the Economic Offences Wing (EoW) in connection with an alleged case of fraud wherein former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Singh’s wife Aditi Singh was allegedly cheated of Rs 200 crore. The EoW has identified the manager as Komal Poddar and his aides as Avinash Kumar and Jitender Narula.

Earlier, Shivinder Singh’s wife Aditi had registered an FIR with the Delhi Police, alleging that she was cheated of Rs 200 crore by a man posing as a senior officer in law ministry and promising to help her secure bail for her husband, who was in jail at that time, in return for money.

The person demanded money for getting the work done and conveyed the modalities regarding the delivery of money to Aditi Singh. Following an investigation, it was found that Sukash Chandra Shekar alias Sukesh, who was lodged in Rohini Jail, was the mastermind behind the offence, according to police.

In order to unearth the entire conspiracy, a trap was laid to capture the person getting the delivery of money, and thus accused Pradeep Ramdanee and Deepak Ramnani were arrested in this case on 7th and 8th of August 2021, respectively. During the course of interrogation, they revealed that Sukash was running the extortion racket by using mobile phones from inside the jail.

Sukash had spoofed the landline numbers of the ministry to make the victim believe that the phone was received from the ministry. Therefore, he was arrested and mobile phones used in the commission of crime from him were recovered.

The case was transferred to EoW from Special Cell, Lodhi Colony, in order to establish the trail of funds and to identify the sources and ultimate beneficiaries of the money.

A manager of a private sector bank in Connaught Place and his two associates were involved in the dubious deals for circulation of funds and arrangement of cash and the three were subsequently arrested, police said. PTI

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