A 22-year-old man was arrested for allegedly dishonest Delhi Meeting Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on the pretext of donating plasma to coronavirus sufferers, police mentioned on Monday.
The accused has been recognized as Abdul Karim alias Rahul Thakkar, a resident of Prahladpur, they mentioned.
The matter got here to gentle after the police obtained a criticism from the Speaker on Saturday.
In keeping with the criticism, Mr Goel’s nephew was in the hunt for a plasma donor for his father-in-law who had examined constructive for coronavirus. Subsequently, he posted a request for assistance on social media and received a name from Thakkar.
The accused launched himself as a health care provider of a authorities hospital and mentioned he had lately recovered from the illness and was able to donate his plasma. His assist, nevertheless, was not taken at the moment as a result of availability of one other donor, police mentioned.
However later, on June 19, when Mr Goel required a donor for considered one of his acquaintances, his nephew once more posted for a request on-line. They obtained a name from Thakkar who requested for transferring Rs 450 to his account for assembly his journey bills.
After Mr Goel transferred the requested quantity, the accused assured that he would attain the personal hospital the place the affected person was admitted, they mentioned.
However later, the accused advised them that he didn’t obtain the quantity and requested the Delhi Meeting Speaker to switch the cash once more.
After they tried to contact him, Thakkar’s cellphone was discovered to be switched off, the criticism added. Later, Mr Goel discovered that the accused had taken cash from the relations of the affected person as nicely, police mentioned.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Monika Bhardwaj mentioned an FIR was registered below part 420 (Dishonest and dishonestly inducing supply of property) of the Indian Penal Code towards Thakkar on the Civil Strains Police Station. He was arrested on Saturday, she mentioned.
“Throughout interrogation, the accused disclosed that he cheated individuals on the pretext of donating blood plasma amid the pandemic outbreak. He launched himself as a health care provider to COVID-19 sufferers, pretended to be a plasma donor and requested for cash within the guise of travelling bills to succeed in the hospital the place sufferers had been admitted,” the DCP mentioned.
The cell phone utilized in fee of crime has been seized, the officer mentioned, including the accused was additionally concerned in a case of dishonest registered on the Hauz Khas Police Station.