File photo of actor Raza Murad.

Actor Raza Murad summoned by police over alleged welfare society fraud

Film actor Raza Murad was known as to Shyamla Hills police station in Bhopal on Wednesday to document his assertion in reference to a pretend welfare society during which his title figured as a member. Murad, in his assertion, denied any affiliation with the society, mentioned police.

The society named E-block Lakeview Enclave Welfare Society got here to mild throughout seizure of paperwork from the residence and places of work of Pyare Mian, 68, a small newspaper proprietor and editor and resident of Shyamla hills, who was arrested on July 17 from a resort in Srinagar for allegedly raping six minor ladies in Bhopal and Indore and committing fraud. He is presently in jail.

Pyare Mian had shaped a pretend society named E-Block Lakeview Enclave Welfare Society and dedicated fraud by accumulating cash from totally different individuals within the title of welfare, mentioned Tarun Rathi, in-charge of the Shyamla Hills police station.

“During the investigation, we found that the said society had eight members, including Raza Murad and three members of Mian’s family. We called Murad to register his statement on record. In his statement, Murad said he had no association with the society and his signature on the papers was forged. Murad also lodged a complaint with police on Wednesday against Mian for using his forged signature,” mentioned Rathi.

Talking to media individuals exterior the police station, Murad mentioned, “I own a flat in Ansal plaza in Shyamla Hills area and am also a member of Lakeview Enclave Welfare Society but I didn’t know that there was a separate society of E-block. I don’t know Mian. Mian might have my photos with him because being an actor I meet with so many people without knowing them personally.”

The police will register statements of different individuals whose names seem within the mentioned society’s paperwork as members. If it’s required, Mian will likely be booked for committing one other fraud, mentioned the police officer.

Mian’s assistant Sweety Vishwakarma, 21, used to take ladies from underprivileged households to Pyare Mian by luring them with housekeeping jobs in posh areas. Mian used to ask them within the events, the place he used to pressure the woman to devour alcohol and used to rape them, based on police.

As many as six FIRs had been lodged in opposition to Mian with Shahpura, Koh-e-fiza and Shyamla Hills police stations in Bhopal and Palasia police station in Indore beneath sections 366 (a) (procuration of minor ladies), 376 (2) (n) (repeated rape), 120 b (prison conspiracy), 420 (forgery) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and sections 5/6 and 14 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, and beneath related sections of SC/ST (Prevention of atrocities) Act, based on police.