Investigating the Rs 3,700 crore online Ponzi scheme further, the Special Task Force (STF) of the Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday arrested the wife of Anubhav Mittal, the main accused from Pune.Anubhav’s wife, Ayushi Aggarwal, who was on a run after being declared as an accused in the case, was apprehended after the Special Investigative Team (SIT) got information that she was hiding in Pune. They had already obtained a non-bailable warrant against her. The action comes following searches at various places including Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Hapur and Noida.Aggarwal has been charged for cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy and also for laundering money.26-year-old Aggarwal, was one of the two owners of the company and was directly responsible for the affairs of the organisation. She hails from Ghaziabad.”Aggarwal was arrested from Kondwa area of Pune. She kept changing locations in Ghaziabad, Delhi and Kanpur to avoid arrest. We have asked the local Pune court to grant a remand and let the SIT bring the accused to Gautam Budh Nagar,” said Rajeev Narain Mishra, Additional Superintendent, STF ( Gautam Budh Nagar).According to the officials, as the director of the company, Aggarwal was paid a salary of Rs 10 lakh per month. The sleuths also found that several crores were also transferred from Ablaze – the company to her account. But the motive of the transaction could not be ascertained.”It is suspected that the amount was transferred as a ‘payback’ and diversion of funds,” Rajiv Narayan Mishra, Additional Superintendent of Police, UP-STF, said.26-year-old Anubhav Mittal, who is accused of swindling Rs 3,700 crore from seven lakh people, has already been arrested on February 2, along with two of his colleagues.THE CASEAnubhav’s wife, Ayushi Aggarwal, who was on a run after being declared as an accused in the case, was apprehended after the SIT learnt she was hiding in Pune. The action comes following searches at various places including Ghaziabad, Kanpur and Hapur.

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