Friday, August 23, 2019

Key Crown chit fund accused nabbed at Amritsar airport

Chandigarh: One of the prime accused in the multi-crore Crown chit fund scam, Jagtar Singh Bhullar, was finally arrested when he was trying to flee abroad from the Amritsar international airport on Thursday midnight.

Bhullar, said to be among the top five management members of the Crown chit fund company, was living in disguise as a taxi driver in Mohali for the past over a year to evade arrest.
The company had duped thousands of investors from Punjab after luring them into chit fund scheme, offering fast growth of the invested money.

“Bhullar had planned to reach Vancouver via Doah, but the immigration officials foiled his plan at the Amritsar airport,” said Inspector Baljinder Singh, SHO, state crime branch police station in Mohali.

He added that a lookout notice was issued last year against the main accused, including Bhullar. The SHO said a team of the crime branch arrested him from the airport early this morning. He was produced in a Mohali court today and sent to police custody till August 26.
23/08/19 Tribune
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