A conman masquerading as a sadhu was arrested in Rishikesh for allegedly duping a jeweller’s spouse of money and jewelry price round Rs 1.75 crore, police stated on Monday.
Mahendra Rode alias Yogi Priyavrat Animesh was arrested from Cottage no 21 of Nature Villa in Lal Tappar space late on Sunday evening, Rishikesh DSP Dinesh Chandra Dhaundiyal stated.
Gold and silver jewelry price almost Rs 10 lakh had been additionally recovered from his possession, he stated.
The conman had just lately obtained his e book titled ”Manas Moti” launched by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, police stated.
He is being interrogated after being taken on a 14-day judicial remand, they stated.
The arrest was made after a case was registered towards him primarily based on a grievance filed by a well known jeweller of Rishikesh, Hitendra Panwar, who accused Animesh of duping his spouse of money and jewelry price roughly Rs 1.75 crore, the DSP stated.
According to the grievance, the jeweller’s spouse was mentally unstable and fell into the imposter’s entice as she wanted remedy.
The high-profile cheat was within the behavior of getting himself photographed with influential individuals together with politicians and posting the images on Facebook to flaunt his contacts. Moving round within the garb of a sadhu he used to search for gentle targets and cheat them of their cash, police stated.
Several circumstances are lodged towards Yogi Priyavrat Animesh at Karnal in Haryana. He was despatched to jail twice prior to now in reference to completely different circumstances, the official stated.
Efforts are underway to recuperate the looted money and jewelry from him, the DSP stated.
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