Conman who cheated Urmila Matondkar arrested


Conman named Hemal Mehta, 34, was arrested by Mumbai police after a long hunt. He was accused of cheating many people, including actress Urmila Matondkar. The conman cheated the actress in the pretext of booking her flight ticket. The Malad resident was paid for booking flight ticket by the actress.

The man was in the wanted list of Bandra Police for a long time and after an extensive search, he came in the hand of the police. He was in the wanted list for several cheating cases. DCP Satyanarayan Chaudhary of zone 9 said, “The accused has several cheating cases against him. Six months ago he was arrested by Bandra police for cheating Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar. We are investigating on how many more people he has cheated.”

According to Bandra police station, the man has taken Rs 4.65 lakhs from a Bandra-based jeweller last December for booking air-ticket. The jeweller had booked tickets for Singapore and Dubai through Mehta and paid him an advance of Rs 4.65 lakhs after which he went hiding.

A police officer said, “We were looking for him from a very long time. He has several cases against him in Mumbai, all cheating cases.”

On Wednesday, cops got clued of whereabouts of Mehta and a team, headed by API Sandeep Shinde from Bandra police station, arrested him from Andheri (West).

On Thursday, Mehta was produced in the Bandra court and was sent to police remand while the cops are investigating the matter.