Jayantilal Monji Manek, a 74-year-old Gujarat-based diamond merchant filed a cheating complaint with the Juhu police on Saturday, alleging that two people had siphoned off Rs61.69 crore from his and his wife Nuren’s bank accounts between 1984 and 2012. No arrests have been made in the case so far.
According to the police, the two accused have been identified as Mahendra Parekh, a resident of Azad Lane in Andheri (West) and Joseph Carol, a UK resident.
“The Maneks had given Parekh power of attorney to handle Nuren’s personal transactions, which Parekh and Carol allegedly misused. The complainant has further alleged that the accused had forged Nuren’s signatures and transferred fixed deposit amounts from her various bank accounts in the country and in London to their own between 1984 and last year,” said an official from the Juhu police.
The police said Manek approached the Juhu police to register the complaint as he had met the accused at Parekh’s residence at Andheri (West) that falls under the
Juhu police’s area of jurisdiction. The two parties had earlier met at a bank outlet at Nariman Point in south Mumbai and in London as well.
“We are investigating the case. No arrests have been made so far,” the officer said.