Money lender Jay Yadav arrested

Ujjain : Money lender-turned-hotel owner Jay Yadav was arrested on Wednesday night in connection with a money lending case which resulted into the suicide of a young trader here on Tuesday.

According to information, a special police team nabbed Jay Yadav from his Hotel Prem Palace, located near Teem Batti Chouraha and recovered registers, seal and cheque books showing transaction of Rs 1 crore in the name of money lending. Sources informed that one Akhilesh Meharwal, a resident of Ksheer Sagar had informed the police that they took the money from him and gave it to deceased Parichay Mittal. Meanwhile, the Mahakal police registered case under Section 306 (abetment to suicide) and 34 against 13 persons in connection with the suicide of Mittal. The names of the accused are reported to be Ajay Yadav, Karan Jadiya, Rakesh Yadav, Shubham Sharma, Nilesh Namdeo, Akki Gadiya, Babla Autowala, Akhilesh Meharwal and others. According to SP Anurag Kumar, case against 13 persons has been registered on the basis of the suicide note by Parichay Mittal. According to SP, they have been continuously receiving the complaints of money landing and once the complaint formally makes a complaint they would spare nobody.

Earlier in the day, the Agrawal community organised demonstration and blocked Agar Road for hours. They were led by Bhagwandas Airen, Vijay Agrawal and others. The Agrawal Panchayat alleged that 28-year-old Parichay Mittal, son of Satish Mittal of Dhaba Road was continuously pressurised by the illegal moneylenders for the repayment which forced him to commit suicide. He ended his life by consuming poison on Tuesday. The community members alleged that the youth died of humiliation and harassment by the moneylenders. The police also did not take cognizance of the matter, they alleged. Upon this, the members of Mittal family supported by Agrawal Panchayat staged dharna on the Agar Road. The traffic remained disrupted for more than two hours. Later CSP, Kotwali, Saurabh Mishra intervened and on his assurance they lifted the dharna. Community members also submitted a memorandum of their demands to the CSP.

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