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MULTI-CRORE NATURE HEIGHTS INFRA SCAM: ABSCONDING FROM 9 YEARS, PUNJAB POLICE ARREST MAIN ACCUSED NEERAJ ARORA FROM UTTRAKHAND

Updated on Tuesday, April 09, 2024 15:33 PM IST


— POLICE TEAMS RECOVER BMW CAR, MOBILE PHONES AND DOCUMENTS FROM HIS POSSESSION
— DECLARED PO IN 92 CASES, ACCUSED NEERAJ ARORA WAS USING FAKE IDENTITIES TO EVADE
ARREST

FAZILKA, April 9: Desh Click News
In a major breakthrough in the multi-crore Nature Heights Infra Scam, the joint teams of Faridkot
and Fazilka police have arrested the main accused identified as Neeraj Thathai alias Neeraj Arora,
who was absconding for the last 8-9 years and declared Proclaimed Offender (PO), from district
Poudi in Uttrakhand. The modus operandi used by the accused to collect the huge amount of money
was to lure innocent people in lieu of giving them residential/commercial plots.
The development came close on the heels of the arrest of Amandeep Kamboj alias Aman Skoda of
Fazilka, who was PO in eight cases and in 18 cases he jumped bail. He was arrested by the PO staff of
Fazilka Police from Varanasi Uttar Pradesh on March 15, 2024.  
IGP Faridkot Range Gursharan Singh Sandhu and DIG Ferozepur Range Ranjit Singh Dhillon, while
addressing a joint press conference on Tuesday, said that Police teams from both the districts
headed by SP Investigation Fazilka Pardeep Singh Sandhu and DSP Narcotics Faridkot Iqbal Singh
Sandhu under the overall supervision of SSP Faridkot Harjit Singh and SSP Fazilka Dr Pragya Jain
successfully arrested the most wanted criminal Neeraj Arora from Shri Nagar Garhwal in district
Poudi, Uttrakhand.
Police teams have also recovered one luxury BMW car, mobile phones and fake documents from the
possession of accused Neeraj Arora.
IGP Gursharan Singh Sandhu said that the accused has been facing as many as 108 first information
reports (FIRs) registered in 21 districts for defrauding people by promising money or plots to people
in the state. Of a total 108 FIRs, 47 were registered in Fazilka; eight in Ferozepur; six each in Patiala
and Fatehgarh Sahib; five each in Rupnagar, Mohali and SAS Nagar; four each in Faridkot, Sri
Muktsar Sahib and Jalandhar Commissionerate.
Pertinently, accused Neeraj Arora, arrested by Fazilka Police in February 2016, had jumped bail and
was declared PO in February 2017. Currently, the accused is PO in at least 92 cases. Enforcement
Directorate has also registered cases and attached properties of Neeraj Thatai, while, many writ
petitions are pending in the Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh against him filed by
the victims.
DIG Ranjit Singh Dhillon said that the accused was using fake IDs to evade his arrest. The accused has

more than 1200 acres of land, and 200 residential flats in Punjab and MP state worth more than Rs
1,000 crores, he said.

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