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Beware! Over 3000 Farmers Duped in the Name of Fish Farming

The modus operandi of the accused was that he entered into contracts with farmers for fish farming and took Rs 5 lakh from each farmer, promising them to double the money.

Ayushi Raina
3000 Farmers Scammed
3000 Farmers Scammed

The police in Bhopal have arrested a person who allegedly duped more than Rs 200 crores from farmers in the name of fish farming.

Brijendra Kumar Kashyap, the accused, is the managing director of Fish Fortune Produce Company, which is allegedly involved in contractual Fish Farming.

Kashyap, who owns eight different firms under his Kashyap Group of Companies, was arrested in Gurugram, Haryana, according to reports.

"We've received complaints from farmers. A preliminary investigation led to the filing of a charge against Brijendra Kumar Kashyap. A police team was dispatched to apprehend the accused," said Anil Vajapyee, in-charge of the Koh-e-Fiza police station, adding that the culprit is in police custody and is being interrogated further.

The accused's method was to engage into contracts with farmers for fish farming and took Rs.5 lakh from each farmer while promising to double the money.

According to sources, Kashyap had duped over 3000 farmers across Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, and three other states.

"Several cases have been filed against him at various police stations across seven states. We've been keeping an eye on his movements. We arrested him from his hideouts in Gurugram," stated a police official.

According to the officer, Kashyap was also accused of being involved with Rs.100 crore scam involving juveniles. He falsely charged youths using his pay easy recharge," the police added.

The officer further said that the accused had revealed the names of 4 to 5 of his acquaintances who were assisting him in his fraud. "We're investigating his revelations and his companions will be apprehended shortly," the officer stated.

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