Conman arrested after being on the run for 20 years


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A conman was finally arrested from J J road, who was on the run for nearly 20 years. He was arrested in a joint operation by Mumbai police and Jaisalmer police. 

According to sources, five to six cases of cheating, assault and fake notes are registered against the accused South Mumbai resident, Sameer Ali alias Diggi (50) as reported in Times Of India.


There was a standing warrant pending against him by a Jaipur first-class magistrate's court in a 1997 fake currency case. We arrested him and produced him before the Jaipur court, which remanded him in judicial custody," S Gurav, Superintendent of police (Rajasthan)

In 1997, Ali managed to evade the arrest by giving Sangadh police the slip after the latter busted a 10-member gang which was active in circulating fake denominations of 500 to goat sellers.

Last year after demonetisation, Ali allegedly duped a SoBo businessman for almost INR 58 lakh. According to the police, Ali and his aide Miraj Ali fled after taking banned notes from Siraj Dalal on the pretext of getting them exchanged for new currency. In 1998, he was arrested by J J Marg police in a fake currency case and though he was convicted, he had managed to secure bail. 

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