Man held for implicating 24 people in criminal cases



New Delhi: A 48-year-old man, who allegedly implicated 24 of his associates and business rivals in criminal cases in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, was arrested, police said today.

Ved Parkash Yadav, a resident of Pitampura, had implicated 24 persons out of which 15 spent a long time in prison. With his arrest from Sewa Nagar on May one, police have unearthed nine cases of attempt to murder and cheating.

The arrest came following investigations into a complaint filed by Rajesh Kumar who claimed that he was cheated by Yadav to the tune of Rs 15 lakh in the sale of a flat.

"Yadav is a shrewd builder. He is in the habit of taking disputed property and after taking possession, in order to avoid payment, he used to implicate the other party in criminal cases of attempt to murder and cheating," Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) H G S Dhaliwal said.

By adopting this tactic, Dhaliwal said, he succeeded in registration of nine cases against 24 people, out of whom 15 have spent a long time in the jail.

All the 24 people were associates of Yadav in his different property deals. He had to pay dues to these people but instead of doing so he had managed to send them to jail by implicating them in criminal cases, the officer claimed.

Rajesh Kumar, on whose complaint Yadav was arrested, had bought a Rs 40 lakh worth flat from the accused and had paid Rs 15 lakh. However, he was not given possession of the flat and Yadav sold it to another person, Dhaliwal claimed.

"Yadav assumed Kumar would never complain against him because he knows the fate of his other friends which were booked by the accused in different criminal cases of attempt to murder in various parts of UP," he said.

Yadav allegedly used to get the complaints filed by his servants.

"All of them are illiterate people. Yadav used to get their thumb impressions on complaints on one pretext or other. During interrogation, all servants stated that they had never filed any complaint in any part of UP and Delhi," he said.

"However, one of his servants Satish Kumar stated that some years back Yadav took him to some places in Ghaziabad where he was given an anaesthesia by some doctor and when he regained consciousness he saw a deep cut on his back side.

"When he enquired from Ved Parkash Yadav about it, Ved Parkash Yadav threatened him with dire consequences and gave him Rs 5000 to keep his mouth shut," Dhaliwal said.

He said they were investigating the matter.

PTI