Lucknow: Diwali celebrations took a shocking turn for Ajeet Maurya (41) when he found himself in Sarojininagar police custody, abruptly halting his New Year celebration plans at a seaside destination with his wife.
Double Life of Crime and Deception
Investigators were left astounded by a revelation about his double life – Ajeet, a Class 6 dropout, turned to a life of crime to sustain two marriages, nine children, and relationships with six girlfriends.
Notorious Social Media Enthusiast
A social media enthusiast, Ajeet gained notoriety for his fraudulent activities, amassing a staggering nine criminal cases against him. His repertoire included running fake Ponzi schemes, circulating counterfeit Indian currency, and deceiving people through insurance scams, among other offenses.
Custody Following Duping Allegations
Police took him into custody when an FIR was filed by Dharmendra Kumar, claiming he was duped out of Rs 3 lakh under the guise of an investment promising to double the amount.
Descent into Crime after Career Setback
According to SHO Sarojininagar, Shailendra Giri, Ajeet’s descent into crime began when his career in Mumbai, specializing in creating false ceilings with plaster of Paris, failed.
Complicated Relationships and Luxurious Lifestyle
Married to Sangeeta (40) since 2000, Ajeet, the father of seven, lost his job in 2010, prompting his return to his hometown in Gonda. Unable to secure a stable job, he turned to a life of crime, registering his first case of theft and trespassing in Gonda in 2016. Ajeet managed to maintain two households, providing each wife with a luxurious life, while he himself resided in a rented house.
Social Media’s Role in Criminal Transformation
Social media played a significant role in Ajeet’s criminal transformation. In 2018, Ajeet crossed paths with Sushila (30), marking a turning point in his criminal endeavors. They engaged in circulating fake currency and creating fraudulent investment schemes.
Unraveling a Web of Relationships
Ajeet married Sushila in 2019, and the duo lived a lavish lifestyle, with Sushila giving birth to two children. Further investigation uncovered Ajeet’s complicated social media facade, which played a vital role in attracting and ensnaring women into his complex web of relationships.
Questioning the Role of Social Media
The shocking revelations have not only exposed the intricate layers of Ajeet’s criminal life but have also raised questions about the role of social media in facilitating and perpetuating such elaborate schemes.
As the legal proceedings unfold, the extent of Ajeet’s criminal network and the impact on those involved continue to unfold, underscoring the darker side of seemingly ordinary lives.
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