Sunday, May 6, 2012

3 dupe a Mumbai construction material supplier, arrested

The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the city police arrested three people on Saturday for allegedly duping a construction material supplier to the tune of Rs4crore.
The arrested people had floated a company claiming to be a sister concern of one of the most reputed realty firms in the city, in order to impress the victim and gain his trust.
The arrested three have been identified as Farooq Sarang, 41, Nikhil Solak, 36, and Prashant Padade, 42.
According to the EOW officers, the trio, along with a few others who are wanted in the case, had set up a company known as Supreme Infra Private Limited at Lower Parel. In 2010, they came in contact with complainant Hitesh Sanghvi, 39, who is into the business of supplying construction material, for some business deal.
“The Supreme Infra company officials gave wrong information to Sanghvi in order to gain his trust. They also claimed to be a sister concern of a reputed realty firm in the city. They claimed of having 16% stake in the said realty firm,” said an EOW officer, requesting anonymity.
The officer added that in order to impress Sanghvi even more, the company officials showed him a property in Dahisar and claimed that their construction project would start there. “A supervisor at the site too assured Sanghvi about their stake in the reputed realty firm. This was nothing but a set-up. Sanghvi, unfortunately, got convinced about the reliability of the company and provided construction material worth Rs4crore to Supreme Infra over a period of time,” said the officer.
When he did not receive any payment for his goods, he tried to contact the company. That’s when he found out that he had been cheated. He then lodged a complaint with the NM Joshi Marg police station. The case was later transferred to the EOW for investigations.

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