New Delhi: A Gold scheme run by a jeweler in New Delhi's Karol Bagh has turned into a fraud with accounts emerging of government employees turning victims. The victims are mostly low rung government employees of ministry and their relatives.
According to an IANS story, Delhi's Karol Bagh-based Shiv Om jewelers reportedly duped government employees in pretext of a gold scheme that never matured.
The story reports the government employees as approaching the police for registration of an FIR although in an ironic twist, the Delhi Police was reported as saying that the FIR would be registered only after the elections are over. The elections in Delhi are expected to begin from Feb 8 and counting of votes will continue until Feb 11.
The complainants said that money was deposited in a gold scheme managed by Shiv Om jewelers and alleged the jeweler has run away after several futile attempts at contacting.
Initial reports have blamed Shivam Chaturvedi the promoter of Shiv Om Jewellers and the son of a retired UPSC employee for their loss.
An upper division clerk (UDC) at NHRC and a victim in the alleged scam said "deposited Rs 87,000 and my sister and sister-in-law (too) deposited huge amount in the scheme and now the Jeweler Shivam Chaturvedi has vacated his residence in Krishna Nagar and also shut his shop at Karol Bagh"
The victim alleged that the jeweler used to give a card on which he took money every month and signed in the column, however, he has not mentioned his details in the card.
There have been several Gold schemes that have turned into a major scam. Last year, the case of IMA jewels lead to a far outcry with estimates pegging investors loss at upwards of Rs 2,000 crores.
A similar case was reported a few months ago in Mumbai with the arrest of the Shah brothers by the Economic Offences Wing.
With Inputs from IANS
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