Man arrested in Rs 60,000cr Pearls Group scam dies in hospital in Rohini | Delhi News

New Delhi: Kanwaljeet Singh Toor, who was arrested and lodged in a Delhi prison in December, has died at a hospital in Rohini.
Confirming the development, director general (prisons) Sandeep Goel said on Saturday that Toor was taken to BSA Hospital after complaining about low blood pressure. He died the next day. A prison officer claimed that it seemed to be a natural death.
Last month, five people died in Tihar. “These deaths are in different jails and none related to violence,” an officer had said. “In all these, the circumstances indicate natural causes like old disease or other unknown reasons. As per rules, inquest proceedings were conducted by a metropolitan magistrate in each case.”
On December 23, Central Bureau of Investigation arrested 11 people, including Toor, from Mohali, Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar and other places in connection with the Rs 60,000-crore Pearls Group scam.
“It was alleged that the arrested accused were the co-conspirators in this scam, who aided the prime accused and others in illegally operating investment schemes for earning quick and easy money, inducing investors to invest their funds in such investment schemes that offered lucrative returns to the investors and, thereafter, in the diversion of such funds through dubious means with the motive of misappropriation,” CBI said in their press statement.
On the directions of the Supreme Court, CBI earlier registered a preliminary inquiry against Pearls Group. “The…

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