Bengaluru man held for cheating businessman of ₹10 crore

A man has been arrested for allegedly duping a businessman of over ₹10 crore on the pretext of promoting radioactive materials, the police mentioned on Friday. The accused has been recognized as Atheeq Ahmad, a resident of Bengaluru.

According to the police, complainant Sanjay Taneja, who runs a paint and {hardware} store in east of Kailash, mentioned a gang of 22 individuals, together with Mr. Ahmad, had cheated him of ₹10.63 crore between March 2016 and September 2018 to facilitate the sale of the radioactive materials, which was purportedly authorized by the Defence Research and Development Organisation.

Additional Commissioner of Police (Economic Offences Wing) R.Ok. Singh mentioned the sufferer, by way of this deal, was assured of a revenue of ₹500 crore.

“The money was taken through bank transfers, cheques and cash. The bank statements were analysed and it was found that the money had gone into the account of M/s Barclays Metal World. This was shown as a U.K.-based foreign company and a prospective buyer of radioactive material,” the officer mentioned.

The accused continued to delay the sale on the guise of testing the fabric and saved on receiving cash from the complainant in direction of its upkeep in varied firms run by them like M/s Devyani Groups, M/s Jaipur Gems, Anjneya Sewa Samiti, and M/s Barclays Metal World, the police mentioned.

On verification, M/s Barclays Metal World was discovered to be a single proprietorship dealing in ‘metal scrap’ and was owned by Mr. Ahmad.

The police mentioned that one accused Bhawani Singh Shekhawat had already been arrested and that additional investigation was underneath option to nab the opposite accused.

Staff Reporter , 2021-11-06 02:25:58

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