A company secretary (CS) student from Ranchi, who got arrested on Wednesday for masterminding a burglary to settle scores with a private moneylender, can give creative inspiration for Bollywood’s next blockbuster.
Vishal Sinha (24), the CS student, a resident of Chappan Side, Doranda, who was arrested on Wednesday, had persuaded six youths to burgle the house of moneylender Sardar Indrajeet Singh at Chutia in the small hours of August 4, revealed SP (city) Manoj Ratan on Wednesday.
The six had decamped with Rs 5.20 lakh in cash and jewellery worth Rs 5 lakh from Singh’s house. But between August 5 and August 17, the police arrested five youths, the grilling of whom revealed Vishal’s involvement.
Probe revealed that in May 2012, Vishal had borrowed Rs 1 lakh from Singh at a monthly interest of 10 per cent. When Vishal failed to repay a penny, Singh allegedly started hounding the student, calling his sister foul names and finally forcibly took away the youth’s car worth Rs 8 lakh.
To get even, Vishal devised the burglary plan.
Unfortunately, Vishal had not reckoned with the efficiency of Chutia police, which arrested two burglars on August 5, recovering Rs 1.83 lakh, and three more on August 17, with Rs 2.37 lakh and ornaments.
Vishal, in the presence of the city SP, admitted to the crime. “I committed the blunder to settle scores with Indrajeet Singh, who visited my house at odd hours and called my sister bad names,” he said.
On why he had borrowed money from the private moneylender, he said: “I needed cash to meet legal expense to ensure the release of my brother and mother lodged at Birsa Munda Central Jail in a case related to forgery.”
Vishal added he had cleared the CS foundation course and was serious about his studies.
As private money-lending is illegal, Singh avoided phone calls from The Telegraph. A man, who identified himself as Singh’s son Raja, rubbished Vishal’s version. “Vishal sold the car to us for Rs 2 lakh on May 22, 2012, to meet legal expenses. We have a sale document to support the fact.”
Vishal, on the other hand, said the document was fake. “The moneylender had taken my signature on a blank sheet of paper,” he said.
City SP Ratan, when asked why a separate FIR was not registered against Singh for running a money-lending business, said: “An FIR cannot be registered on the statement of an accused (read Vishal).”