Man who tried to set himself on fire, gets bail

A local court, on Thursday, granted bail to the Sector 34 resident, Pramod Garg, who allegedly tried to set himself ablaze in front of the Police Headquarters, Sector 9 on Wednesday.

The accused was later arrested in front of the residence of the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Alok Kumar in Sector 16.

Pramod Garg has been booked under three cases by the UT police. Two cases are pertaining to economic offenses and one of eve teasing.

One of the police officials informed that Pramod, who is a property dealer by profession, is booked in two cases involving one of a fraud of Rs 44 lakh and another of Rs 20 lakh.

In both the cases, the accused allegedly tired to sell booths in Sector 34 wrongly. However, owners of both the booths claimed that the booths were not for sale. They also claimed that they did not know Pramod and have never approached him to sell their property.

One of the frauds was reported on November 15, 2012. The complainant Madan Mohan Dhiman had reported that Pramod had allegedly taken Rs 46 lakhs from him for a booth that was not for sale in Sector 34. Pramod returned two lakh but Rs 44 lakh is still pending.

On November 18, Madan Mohan, a senior citizen had again registered a complaint that Pramod was allegedly threatening him to take back the previous complaint.

Another case was registered on July 4, 2012 where Pramod had allegedly taken Rs 20 Lakh from Nivitanpal, a resident of Sector 37.

A complaint where it is alleged that Pramod tried to outrage the modesty of some girls living as paying guest was also registered in police station, Sector 34.

'I was being harassed by cops'

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