HCL founder's wife cheated by jeweller

Oct 15, 2011, 08:34 IST | Mid Day Correspondent

Delhi police arrested the accused from Jaipur on Thursday night for allegedly duping Kiran Nadar

Delhi police arrested the accused from Jaipur on Thursday night for allegedly duping Kiran Nadar

Southeast Delhi police have arrested a jeweller who allegedly duped the wife of HCL founder Shiv Nadar. The accused - identified as Govind Narayan (50) - was arrested from Jaipur by a special team of southeast Delhi police.

Cops said that Kiran Nadar had got an FIR registered against him at New Friends Colony police station for allegedly cheating her of Rs 1.50 crore by supplying a substandard necklace to her in 2010.

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A police official said that Nadar had known the accused since 1999. The fraud was detected after she found that the gems used for weaving the necklace were not genuine.

"The jewellery was presented in a very attractive manner to the prospective buyers. On such representations Kiran started purchasing jewellery from him in the belief that she was purchasing precious stones embedded in antique jewellery which belonged to erstwhile royal families," said the senior police official.

The accused used to pay a visit to the victim's house to sell her jewellery. On each occasion, he assured her that the valuables were embedded with original stones and gems of the best quality.

The official said that the victim was shocked when she came to know that the jewellery she bought was actually fake. "The victim got her necklace verified at a government approved institute and found out about the fraud. She approached the police and got an FIR registered.

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The police official said that the accused went to England in 1986 and stayed there up to 1994. After returning to India he started his business and contacted rich businessmen offering to sell precious gems, stones and jewels.

The accused then started duping them on the pretext of selling them precious gems and jewellery belonging to royal families. Police said that after lodging the FIR a team was sent to Jaipur and the accused was arrested.

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