A BJP MLA and his friend were defrauded by a man who claimed to be BJP chief Amit Shah’s nephew.
According to India Today, the man vanished with Rs 50,000 cash and a mobile phone.
The man, who claimed to be a nephew of BJP chief Amit Shah, was using the name Viraj Shah and claimed to be a resident of Ahmedabad.
He had filed a complaint at the General Railway Police (GRP) station at the Ujjain railway station. the report stated that the man’s luggage had been stolen along with some cash, valuables and his cellphone.
After filing a complaint, he called Dr. Mohan Yadav, a local MLA and described his sad plight to him.
Yadav sent a friend, Naresh Sharma to meet Shah’s “nephew”. Sharma then gave him Rs. 50,000, a cellphone worth Rs. 15,000 and even bought the man a plane ticket to Ahmedabad.
Sharma later filed a police complaint when the number given to him by the fraud had been off for two days.
After looking into the incident, it was revealed the the berth the man said he was travelling on had been booked under another name.
“I stay in Dharma ki Nagri (Ujjain) and keep helping people. When this person asked for help I sent my friend to meet him,” Yadav said.
At the time, Yadav was in Bhopal for the Assembly’s monsoon session and thus, had sent a friend to help the man.
“We have registered a case of cheating and are investigating the matter,” said Inspector MS Parmar, Madhav Nagar police station.