Jamshedpur: In a significant breakthrough, Bistupur police have successfully apprehended the notorious fraudster identified as 30-year-old Manoj Chaurasia. The accused, a resident of Karni Vihar police station area in Jaipur, Rajasthan, was arrested from a hotel under the Panji police station in Goa. The arrest came after a meticulous operation, and Chaurasia has now been sent to judicial custody.
The arrest stems from a case filed by Raman Meet Singh Jolly, alias Vishal Singh, a resident of Bistupur, and an official associated with National Electronics in Sakchi. The complaint, filed in January, outlined the fraudulent activities of Manoj Chaurasia, who had duped the electronics store of a staggering amount totaling Rs 8,71,612.
According to Singh’s complaint, Chaurasia had purportedly entered into a deal to supply six iPhones to National Electronics, accepting the payment but failing to deliver the promised devices. Despite the case being registered, Chaurasia managed to elude authorities for months.
Police, in their pursuit of the elusive fraudster, visited Chaurasia’s residence in Jaipur multiple times, conducting raids in an attempt to locate him. However, he had been evading capture by frequently changing his place of residence, presumably out of fear of imminent arrest.
The breakthrough in the case occurred on December 16 when the police, acting on undisclosed information, successfully tracked down and arrested Chaurasia in Goa. The accused now faces charges related to fraud and is expected to undergo legal proceedings for his actions.