Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Lion Oak India - EOW arrested ‘Madras Cafe’ actress Leena Maria Paul

Actor, 3 of lyricist’s kin held for cheating people of Rs.10cr



'Madras Cafe' actress Leena Maria Paul and her partner Shekhar Chandrashekhar were arrested by the Economic Offences Wing for cheating nearly 1,000 Mumbaiites of Rs 10 crore.


MUMBAI: Six people, including an actress, her partner and the son, grandson as well as a nephew of legendary lyricist Hasrat Jaipuri were arrested on Tuesday for cheating nearly 1,000 Mumbaiites of Rs10 crore.
The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) arrested ‘Madras Cafe’ actress Leena Maria Paul, her partner Shekhar Chandrashekar, and Jaipuri’s grandson Adil Hussain Jaipuri, son Akhtar Hussain Jaipuri and nephew Nasir Mumtaj Jaipuri. Another person, Salman Pheroz Rizvi, was also arrested.
EOW officers recovered nine high-end cars, including a Maserati, Bentley, Mercedes, Audi, Nissan, among others worth Rs5 crore from Paul and Chandrashekar’s house. The agency also recovered 117 imported watches worth Rs1.17 crore from the house. The accused were produced before a local court, which remanded them in police custody till June 4.
According to EOW officials, Chandrashekar and his associates operated a money-circulating scheme under a firm named ‘Lion Oak India’ and illegally accepted cash deposits by floating various bogus schemes.
Dhananjay Kamlakar, joint commissioner of police (EOW) said, “They would accept cash deposits anywhere in the range of Rs5,000 to Rs30 lakh.”
It is not the first time Paul and her partner Chandreshekar have been arrested for cheating. In May 2013, the duo had been arrested from a farmhouse in south Delhi for allegedly cheating a Chennai bank of Rs19 crore.

2 yrs later, duo behind bars again


Rs. 10-CRORE RACKET Madras Cafe actor, live-in partner were arrested in 2013 for cheating a Chennai bank of Rs. 19 crore

CHANDRASHEKAR MET ADIL JAIPURI, GRANDSON OF LYRICIST HASRAT JAIPURI, AT A GYM. ADIL WAS IMPRESSED BY HIS MONEY-MAKING SCHEME

From page 01 MUMBAI: This is not the first time Madras Cafe actor Leena Maria Paul and her live-in partner Shekhar Chandrashekar have been arrested.

In May 2013, the two ended up behind bars after cheating a bank in Chennai of Rs19 crore.
Paul was arrested from a farmhouse in south Delhi. At the time, the police had seized nine luxury cars, including a Rolls Royce, Land Cruiser, Land Rover, BMW, and 81 high-end watches from the couple.
“The two left Chennai and relocated to Mumbai. Here, they floated a money-circulating scam to make a quick buck,” said Dhananjay Kamlakar, joint commissioner of police, economic offences wing (EOW).
E OW officials said Chandrashekar and Paul ran a bogus firm, Lion Oak India, at Andheri (West) and accepted cash deposits for various fake schemes — Lucky Number 5, Special Harvest Week, Super Harvest Plus, among others. They cheated nearly 1,000 Mumbaiites of Rs10 crore.
“Chandrashekar met Adil Jaipuri, g randson of lyricist Hasrat Jaipuri, at a gym. Impressed by Chandrashekar’s quick money-making scheme, Adil, who worked as a personal trainer, took on the job of bringing in more clients,” said Dinesh Joshi, senior inspector, EOW, adding that Chandrashekar claimed to be the managing director of the firm.
Adil got his father Akhtar and a relative, Nasir Mumtaj Jaipuri, involved in the business. The accused then started operating a fly-by-night firm in Andheri (West), the police said
According to EOW officials, the accused would promise investors nearly 300% returns of their investment, with 20% of it being paid each month.
During a recent raid at Hasrat Jaipuri’s Ghazal Villa, where his son Akhtar and grandson live, the police recovered 131 investment certificates and handwritten manuscripts of calculations.
At l east 274 i nvestment receipts and agreements were recovered in a subsequent raid at Nasir’s Mira Road house. “To make the scheme look genuine, Chandrashekar would give his customers signed certificates. In a few cases, he also notarised the agreements. We have recovered nearly 1,000 such certificates from the accused,” said Jagdish Kulkarni, inspector EOW.

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