NSG contract fraud: BSF officer bought gold coins days before arrest

Police said Sunday that the 32-year-old deputy commander of the Border Security Force (BSF) allegedly orchestrated 150-crore contract fraud while seconded to the National Security Guard (NSG) campus in Manesar last year had bought crores worth of gold coins five days before his January 12 arrest

Police said Sunday that the 32-year-old deputy commander of the Border Security Force (BSF) allegedly orchestrated 150-crore contract fraud while seconded to the National Security Guard (NSG) campus in Manesar last year had bought crores worth of gold coins five days before his January 12 arrest.

Police seized more than $1,000 worth of gold jewelry and coins on Saturday 1 crore from the home of Kingpin Praveen Yadav’s brother-in-law who was installed as a deputy in the NSG.

According to police, Praveen planned to flee the country with his family members and has been in touch with his friends and some businessmen in the US and UK.

Deputy Police Commissioner (Crime) Preet Pal Sangwan said Praveen was aware he would soon be arrested as the victims asked him to return money after learning he had duped them. “The complainants had learned in November that he was no longer assigned to NSG and began phoning him, but he stopped taking their calls. He went incommunicado, after which the victims complained to the police. They also visited his village in Farrukhnagar to speak to his father but even his phone was off,” he said.

Police said Gurugram Police’s Economic Crimes Unit (EOW) is scanning Praveen’s bank accounts and reviewing all transactions at the private company he founded.

Sangwan said a team led by Manesar Criminal Investigation Chief Sandeep Kumar arrested Praveen from Zirakpur in Punjab within 72 hours of the first case being registered at Manesar Police Station on January 9.

Police said the deputy commander posed as an IPS officer stationed at NSG Manesar and presented bogus construction contracts for various works on campus.


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