Saturday, May 27, 2017

Capt Gopinath is sued by Patel Logistics for dues

Bengaluru: Even as he prepares to take to the skies once again through the government's Udan scheme to connect small towns, Captain G R Gopinath is being accused of failing to pay old dues. Mumbai-based Patel Integrated Logistics has sued Gopinath, alleging that his firm Deccan Cargo fraudulently and with malafide intention failed to settle its dues to them.
The Mumbai Metropolitan Magistrate Court has directed the police to investigate the allegations in the complaint under Section 202 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
Patel Integrated Logistics said that Deccan Cargo failed to settle dues of Rs 1.36 crore after it delivered certain cargo at various destinations at the behest of Deccan Cargo. Areef Patel, vice chairman of the company, said the police station has submitted a report to the Bandra court. "Captain Gopinath has resurfaced for the Udan project, but he has to first return our money. He has to call for a settlement, but he hasn't showed any intention to pay up.The act amounts to criminal breach of trust and cheating under Sections 406 and 420 of the Indian Penal code. The act and actions have caused a huge loss to our company," he said.
26/05/17 Shilpa Phadnis/Times of India