Navi Mumbai: 2 booked for causing Rs 28.5 lakh loss to businessman

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A complaint has been filed against two people in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, for allegedly causing a businessman to lose Rs 28.53 lakh in a light diesel oil supply scam, according to police sources on Sunday.

According to a police complaint filed by the 31-year-old businessman, during a period of non-production at his chemical company in Taloja, a former employee and a vendor worked together to obtain light diesel oil for the company without necessary licence.

The oil obtained through this unauthorised method was later sold, resulting in considerable financial benefits for the accused and a loss of Rs 28,53,076 to the businessman`s Nashik-based organisation, according to a Taloja police official.

The alleged fraudulent operations occurred between March 2022 and September 2023, according to the businessman.

Based on the complaint, officials filed a case against the former employee and the vendor on Saturday under sections 420 (cheating) and 406 (criminal breach of trust) of the Indian Penal Code and notified the police.

In another incident from Navi Mumbai, the cyber police have filed a complaint against four people for allegedly defrauding a 45-year-old man from the cityof more than Rs 17 lakh after luring him into investing in share trading.  The victim, a resident of the Nerul area, was promised large profits in the trading.

According to a cyber police official, the accused misled the victim into spending Rs 17.30 lakh in a fraudulent share trading scheme between December 5, 2023 and January 28, 2024, reported PTI.

According to the report, when the victim did not get either the promised returns and the invested cash, he filed a police complaint. 

The police on Saturday launched a case against four people under Indian Penal Code Sections 419 (cheating by personation), 420 (cheating), and 34 (common intention), according to an officer, who added that an investigation was underway, the report added. 

An official stated on Sunday that the police`s Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) captured two Bangladeshi nationals in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, for allegedly illegally staying in India. According to a statement from the cyber police station, both suspects, aged 24, were arrested on Friday in Khidukpada village in Nadve, Panvel, the agency report added. 


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