The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Chandigarh Police on Tuesday arrested a 34-year-old woman from Daria village for siphoning off Rs 2.5-crore worth goods from the godown of ‘Fortune Refined soya oil’ at Daria by forging entries of delivery.
The accused has been identified as Anju Sharma, who is an MA (political science) from Panjab University. The police said Anju had been working at the godown since 2013 and had left the job in August 2015.
Inspector Ajinder Minhas said the complainant, Chander Dev Sikri, alleged that Anju was posted as a computer operator at the godown of GVD Agencies, which is associated with Adani Wilmar Ltd. The accused woman managed to steal around 3,100 cartons of soya oil and sold them in the market to make money.
Minhas said that the godown was receiving consignments of Fortune brand of soya oil and Raag brnad of palm oil. Anju allegedly forged the entries, showing flase deliveries to various dealers and sub-dealers.
Minhas said the complainant told police that during audit, the difference in arrival and delivery of products was detected, after which a complaint was lodged with the EOW. After a preliminary probe, a cheating case was registered against Anju at the Industrial Area police station. She was arrested from her house in Daria village.
Anju told the police that she used to show some cartons ‘as scrap’ while making entries in the computer. She would then seel the product in the market.
Audit nailed her
The police said the fraud was unearthed when huge difference in arrival and delivery of products during audit. The company officials checked the computer entries and came across false entries.
The police said for two years, the company could not detect the fraud as shortage was being shown as scrap by the accused.