Vittal, Dec 2, 2016 : Residents of Vittal have succeeded in trapping a person named Purandar (40) who has been accused of cheating several to the tune of Rs 3.5 crores through chit fund business.
The accused who is the husband of a member of Vittal Town Panchayat was running a non-vegetarian hotel in the town and had slowly moved to chit fund business in the name of as many as 35 persons.
It is said he secured the chit fund money in his own name and had cheated many.
Meanwhile, as many began to demand their money back, Purandar fell ill, got himself hospitalised and even closed down his hotel. On Thursday locals trapped him when he was spotted transporting some goods from his closed hotel.