New Delhi, January 11: In a shocking incident, a female singer from Haryana was arrested for allegedly duping a man of Rs 60 lakh during demonetisation in 2016. According to reports, the 27-year-old Haryana-based stage singer had duped a retired government officer on the pretext of exchanging old currency notes during demonetisation. According to a report by PTI, the accused has been identified as Shikha Raghav, a stage singer in Haryana. Mumbai Woman Gets Duped, Visits Same ATM Everyday for 17 Days, Nabs Culprit.
Reports inform that after receiving a tip-off about her location in Haryana, the woman was held on Wednesday. Nupur Prasad, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) informed that the accused was then brought to Delhi on Thursday. However, the officer informed that no recovery has been made from the accused so far.
The investigations reveal that Raghav used to perform stage shows in several religious and other programmes in Delhi and several other areas. According to details by Police, the accused and her friend Pawan participated in a Ramlila in north Delhi in 2016 where she met the organiser of the event who was a retired paramilitary officer.
It was during demonetisation, that the woman and her friend, allegedly assured the officer and his family that they can get the old notes exchanged with new ones. Both the accused took the money and fled. Soon after the incident, the retired officer filed a complaint and a case was registered at Roop Nagar police station. The police managed to nab Pawan while Raghav was on the run until Wednesday. She had evaded arrest in connection with the case since the past two years and has now been declared a proclaimed offender by a city court.