Jaipur, Dec 1: As scams one after the other tumbled out in Rajasthan leaving lakhs of investors stumped, the state police chief is now saying that he suspects the complicity of some senior police officials in the Gold Sukh and Eve Dreams scams.
In the Gold Sukh scam, over 1.75 lakh investors were duped of Rs 200 crores, and all the four directors of the firm have fled abroad, siphoning off money through the hawala route.
The scam took place not only in Jaipur, but was spread to 27 cities across the country, with Gold Sukh promising 150 per cent returns on investment within 18 months. They promised they were putting the investors' money in gold.
The Jaipur police is planning to seize three houses belonging to the absconding director Narendra Singh of Gold Sukh.
On Wednesday, state police director general Hairsh Meena admitted that the scams would be probed from a fresh angle and the guilty, even among policemen, would not be spared.
It has now come to light that the Economic Offences Wing had given its report about the shady deals of Gold Sukh in September last year, but the report was thrown in the dustbin and no action was taken by police.
The reason behind non-action on part of the police was that the wives of several police officials were acting as Gold Sukh agents.
Similary, the state crime branch had asked district police officials to take action against Gold Sukh nearly three months ago, but no action was taken.
Meanwhile, fifteen people from Chattisgarh , Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, duped by the firm Eve Dreams, have approached the Jaipur police to register their complaints against the firm's director Shivraj Sharma. The complainants include two retired police constables of Mumbai police.
Kailash Narayan, a complainant from Mumbai, said he had invested money through the agents of Eve Dreams. He said, he doubted its credibility when the firm gave away cars to its agents. He came to know about the arrest of the director and, therefore, he had come to lodge his complaint.
Complaints of another 80 victims from neighbouring states have also been added to the FIRs registered by 15 people, police said
Police have meanwhile seized Rs 4 crore cash and 8.5 kg gold belonging to the firm's director.
The five team leaders of Eve Dreams firm have been remanded to a day's police custody for further interrogation.
"Because of a server problem at the Interpol office, the red corner notice is yet to be issued. Though the agency had given a verbal confirmation but we were yet to receive the notice," the officer added.
Following the Gold Sukh racket, the police has unearthed another scam by an MLM firm Awani Trading Company.
"The two directors Kunal Ghai and Shammi Ghai were arrested on Sunday following FIRs at Jyoti Nagar police station. It was found that they had received an investment of Rs 70 lakh of which they had distributed Rs 24 lakh," said DCP, south, Jose Mohan.