Ajeet Maurya : “UP-Based Influencer Arrested for Fraud, Ponzi Schemes, and Circulating Fake Currency: His Bizarre Story”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Lucknow: A social media influencer from Uttar Pradesh, Ajeet Maurya, was arrested in Lucknow for engaging in various criminal activities, including duping people with insurance schemes, running ponzi-like schemes, and circulating fake Indian currency notes. The 41-year-old accused admitted to resorting to crime in order to support his two wives, nine children, and six girlfriends.

Maurya, a Class 6 dropout, was apprehended by the Sarojini Nagar police while he was dining with one of his wives at a hotel. His intention was to plan a trip abroad for New Year’s celebrations. The police were able to track down the conman, who gained fame through his short videos on social media platforms, after a complaint was filed by Dharmendra Kumar. Kumar claimed that he had lost Rs 3 lakhs to a group of people who promised to double his investment.

According to SHO Sarojini Nagar Shailendra Giri, the accused used to work in Mumbai making false Plaster of Paris ceilings. However, he turned to a life of crime after losing his job. The police further revealed that Maurya had initially married Sangeeta in 2000 and had seven children with her. When he lost his job in 2010, he returned to his village in Gonda but struggled to find lucrative employment opportunities.

In 2016, Maurya’s first case of theft and trespassing was registered in Gonda, and since then, he has continued his criminal activities. Two years later, he met Sushila and together they engaged in fraudulent activities such as circulating fake currency notes and operating ponzi schemes. In 2019, Maurya married Sushila, and they indulged in a life of luxury. Sushila gave birth to two children during their marriage.

During the investigation, it was discovered that Maurya had built two houses, one for Sangeeta and their children, and another for Sushila and her children. Interestingly, Maurya himself lived in a rented accommodation. Furthermore, it was revealed that Maurya had six girlfriends and took them on lavish trips.

Maurya’s carefully curated social media presence played a significant role in attracting women into his life. The police also found evidence of his involvement in other criminal activities, including running ponzi schemes and circulating fake currency notes.

This arrest serves as a reminder of the potential dangers associated with social media influencers and the importance of conducting thorough background checks before engaging with them. The police have urged the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to prevent falling victim to such scams.

(With IANS inputs)

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