The chit fund scam of crores of rupees in Uttarakhand was hidden in Lucknow by gangster Pradeep Kumar Asthana

Accused in police's custody.

Accused in police’s custody.

Uttarakhnad News: The Champawat police of Uttarakhand (Uttarakhand) arrested Pradip Kumar Asthana, the chief mastermind of the chit fund non-banking finance company scam, from Lucknow.

Champawat Champawat Police of Uttarakhand (Uttarakhand) has arrested Pradip Kumar Asthana, the chief mastermind of the Chit fund Non-Banking Finance Company scam, from Lucknow. After questioning the accused, the police produced him in the court, from where he has been sent to jail. Police suspect that Pradeep Kumar Asthana may have committed fraud of crores of rupees in Uttarakhand and UP. The arrest of the chief kingpin may reveal many more secrets related to the scam. SP Lokeshwar Singh said that a total of 21 cases were registered in Almora related to non-banking finance, six in Pithoragarh, eight in Bageshwar and three in Champawat.

According to SP Singh, the surveillance cell was put on surveillance by the Champawat police alerting the informers for the capture of the chief mastermind of the said scam. For information regarding the kingpin, contact was made with other districts and territories. On Saturday, the police arrested Pradeep Kumar Asthana, the mastermind of the scam, Police Station Vibhuti Khand, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The SP said that the accused is being brought to Champawat and questioned by him and preparations are being made for legal action.

40 cases filed
SP Singh said that in the initial investigation, about 30 to 40 cases of fraud worth crores of rupees have been registered against the accused in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Explain that Inspector General of Police Champawat SP Lokeshwar Singh has been appointed by Inspector General of Police, Kumaon Region Ajay Rautela, in connection with the non-banking finance company scam in Pithoragarh, Bageshwar, Almora and Champawat districts. Police is expected to get a major breakthrough in the case soon.



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