Thursday, November 04, 2021

Pune couple wanted for fraud held at Delhi airport

Pune: Koregaon Park resident Alnesh Somji (37) and his wife, Dimple (38), who face charges of duping one of their former employees and two other investors of Rs3.37 crore, were nabbed from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGAI) in Delhi before they could fly out to Canada.

In the FIR registered with the Koregaon Park police on October 27, complainant Yogesh Dixit alleged that in 2010 Alnesh convinced him to invest Rs40 lakh of retirement benefits received by his (Dixit’s) father in the real estate business and get returns at 24% per annum. The complainant said he got returns till 2018, and thereafter the firm stopped giving him returns.

In the FIR, Dixit named two other investors from Rasta Peth and Camp, including an elderly woman, who invested over Rs1 crore each and alleged that the firm collectively owed them Rs3.37 crore, inclusive of interest.

On October 29, the police issued a lookout notice for the Somjis, as they did not turn up in response to three summons, at all airports.

A city crime branch team took the couple into custody in Delhi on Monday night. “The two are being brought to Pune after a Delhi court on Tuesday issued a two-day transit warrant to facilitate their travel and production before a Pune court,” crime branch inspector Balaji Pandhare said.

Alnesh’s father, Akil Somji, in a statement released through a PR agency, denied all the allegations levelled by Dixit. He said Dixit acted with mala fide intention by not disclosing to the police that the Somjis had returned all his money on October 25 — two days before the registration of the FIR. The statement said the other two persons, named as investors in the FIR, did not file any case and the Somjis did not owe them any money.

04/11/21 Times of India

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