Under the Modi government, we have witnessed so many schemes and plans, and most of them brought benefits to the people. Whether good or bad, it sure is a fact that our prime minister has brought in a wave of change ever since he came into power. The man has introduced various schemes including Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY), Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), Atal Pension Yojana (APY), and others. One such vision of the central government is ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.’ A man in New Delhi is arrested for misusing the name of the same scheme for promoting his activities to ultimately dupe over 2,000 people.
The accused who have been identified as Rajinder Kumar Tripathi used pictures of Narendra Modi and logo of the Ministry Of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation to promote his organisation and scammed over 2,000 people of over Rs 3 crore. Rajinder had falsely proposed of providing houses at cheap rates under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.’ The Yojana is basically an initiative by the Government of India, introduced with a vision of building 20 million affordable houses by 31 March 2022.
Rajinder also tricked four advertising companies of over 1 crore INR. The accused had proposed to the companies of tenders for the Rashtriya Awas Divas, related to the ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.’ Mr Ajit Kumar Singla -Additional commissioner of police (crime) stated, “The undersecretary had mentioned in the complaint that a person, who is the chairman of National Housing Development Organisation, is using photographs of the prime minister and the minister of housing and urban poverty alleviation on his website with malafide intentions.”
“The complainant further alleged that the ministry had received a complaint along with a forged letter dated February 9, 2017, allegedly written by the chairman of NHDO, in which the organisation had been projected as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) formed under the Union ministry,” the officer continued.