Former Fortis promoter's wife cheated of Rs 200 crore
New Delhi: Wife of former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Singh has been cheated of Rs 200 crores by a high-profile conman posing as Home Ministry official, who promised to help with Singh's case.
The victim, Aditi Singh lodged a complaint against the miscreant with the Special Cell and police arrested inmate Sukesh Chandrasekar from inside Rohini jail in connection with the case. On further investigation, police nabbed two of his associates who had collected the money on his behalf. Later, the Economic Offence Wing (EOW) took charge of the case and arrested three more accused including two Rohini jail officials on Tuesday.
To enlighten on the Singh brothers case, the ex-Fortis Healthcare promoters Malvinder Singh, and his brother Shivinder Singh were arrested by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police in 2019, for allegedly diverting Religare Finvest Ltd's money to the tune of Rs 2,397 crore and investing in other companies. The ED subsequently arrested Shivinder and others in a money laundering case on December 12, 2019.
Later the trial court granted bail to Shivinder Mohan Singh but holding that the impugned order suffers from serious infirmities, resulting in miscarriage of justice, the Delhi High Court set aside the order granting bail. The court added that Shivinder Mohan Singh's detention was necessary to unearth the conspiracy hatched and trace the siphoned-off money, which he credited for his personal benefit.
Meanwhile, the wife of Shivinder received calls where the fraudster introduced himself as an Official from Home Ministry. As per recent media reports, the conman convinced her that he could help in her husband's case in exchange for money and secured Rs 200 crores from her. The accused had allegedly contacted the victim's family and stated that they were going to face criminal investigation and he could help them.