A fraudster, posing as nephew of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, attempted to dupe a legislator of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh.
However, Agra police have arrested the accused, identified as Yash Amin, posed Viraj Shah nephew of Amit Shah who had earlier duped Naresh Sharma, an associate of Ujjain South MLA with Rs.40000/- and a smartphone.
According to BJP MLA Yogendra Upadhyaya, he recieved a call from a person in Ahmedabad who identified himself as Viraj Shah, nephew of Home Minister Amit Shah. The caller said he wanted to buy some hotel in Agra.
He further stated that Viraj Shah made a purchase of 40 thousand from a ready-made garments shop in the market and asked his son to give money. After giving the money, Upadhyay’s son called him to tell him about the matter, on which the MLA suspected Viraj.
He then did tricks to capture Viraj. When he got information about Viraj Shah on Google, he came to know that this person has been fraudulent in the past. Later, he got caught by the police.
Police found during an interrogation that he had conned people in many states, including Rajasthan, Gujarat, Kerala, and Maharashtra.
Agra SP Botre Rohan Pramod said, “The accused has been taken into custody to ascertain his identity and the matter is being inquired. An FIR has been registered against him.”