NSG contract fraud: BSF agent bought gold coins days before arrest

Police said on Sunday that the 32-year-old Deputy Commander of the Border Security Force (BSF), who allegedly orchestrated A 150 crore contract fraud while deputing at the National Security Guard (NSG) campus in Manesar last year, bought gold coins worth crore rupees five days before his arrest on January 12

Police said on Sunday that the 32-year-old Deputy Commander of the Border Security Force (BSF), who allegedly orchestrated A contract fraud of 150 crores while on deputation at the National Security Guard (NSG) campus in Manesar last year, bought gold coins worth crores of rupees five days before his arrest on January 12.

By Saturday, police had recovered gold ornaments and coins worth more than 1 crore from the home of kingpin Praveen Yadav’s brother-in-law who was assigned to deputize at the NSG.

Police say Praveen was planning to flee the country with her family members and was in contact with her friends and some business people in the US and UK.

Preet Pal Sangwan, deputy police commissioner (crime), said Praveen knew he would be arrested as soon as victims asked him to return money after learning he had tricked them. “The complainants had learned in November that he was no longer assigned to the NSG and had started calling him, but he had stopped returning their calls. He went into solitary confinement, after which the victims began to file complaints with the police. They also went to his village of Farrukhnagar to speak to his father, but even his phone was off,” he said.

Police said the Economic Crimes Wing (EOW) of Gurugram Police were scanning Praveen’s bank accounts and verifying all transactions in the private company he had set up.

Sangwan said a team led by Sandeep Kumar, head of Manesar Criminal Investigation Unit, arrested Praveen from Zirakpur in Punjab within 72 hours of the first case being registered at Manesar police station on 9 January.

Police said the deputy commander posed as an IPS officer stationed at NSG Manesar and provided fake construction contracts for various works inside the campus.


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