Tribune News Service
Amritsar, August 30
After a gap of four years, Amritsar’s Natwar Lal does it again.
Parveen Kumar Sabharwal was yet again booked by the police for allegedly duping a cop of Rs 15,000 on the pretext of getting him deputed as the head munshi at the Vijay Nagar police chowki. He posed as an IPS officer posted as DIG, Defence, in the Ministry of Home Affairs in Delhi.
Sabharwal is now residing at New Deep Avenue, Nanaksar Mohalla, in Tarn Taran.
The incident came to light when the victim, Sarwan Singh, lodged a complaint with the police, alleging that the accused called him up and promised to get him promoted as an Assistant Sub-Inspector and demanded Rs 1.50 lakh to do the job. When he refused to give money, Sabharwal started threatening him while claiming that he had close relations with senior police officials.
Charanjit Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (City I) said following the complaint, investigations were carried out. During the probe, the entire record of the conman came to light and he was immediately arrested. He said around 19 cases were registered against him at various police stations.
Out of these, he was released by the court in eight cases and was declared a proclaimed offender in three cases. He was convicted by the court in two cases and one was pending before the court while two cases were dropped.
A case under Sections 419, 420, 384 and 506, IPC, has been registered against him at the Division C police station. Further investigations are under progress.
In October 2013, Parveen Kumar Sabharwal was booked by the police for duping a local resident of Rs 1.06 crore on the pretext of getting him a licence of a gas agency of the Indian Oil Corporation besides providing the job of a inspector in the CBI.
In September 2013, he along with his family members was booked by the police for duping a local resident, Rohit Sethi, of Rs 1.20 crore by introducing himself as an SP-rank official in the CBI. He claimed that he had close links with top officials of the Central Government and the Police Department.
Earlier, in April 2013, he was arrested by the Rambagh police for defrauding another local resident, Varinder Pal of Rs 1 crore, while he was arrested by the police on similar charges in 2002.
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