Citi fraud: Puri wife's role under scanner
In a new twist to the Rs 405-crore Citibank customer fraud, that was unearthed in December last year, the Gurgaon police have now shifted focus on prime accused Shivraj Puri's wife and are reportedly questioning her.india Updated: May 25, 2011 01:29 IST
In a new twist to the Rs 405-crore Citibank customer fraud, that was unearthed in December last year, the Gurgaon police have now shifted focus on prime accused Shivraj Puri's wife and are reportedly questioning her. The police suspect that she could also be one of the beneficiaries of the scam. This step will help get more leads and boost the investigation process.
According to sources, preliminary investigation had revealed that the couple was divorced.
“The documents she gave to the investigation team are not readable. Officers have asked her to produce the original documents. If she fails to do so, the crime branch can take action against her," said a police source. Investigators have still not ruled out the possibility of her involvement in the scam.
Meanwhile, sources further said that Deeksha Puri, mother of prime accused had purchased jewellery worth Rs 13.5 crore through cash with the embezzled money.
The crime branch is yet to find any clue about the illegal transactions even a month after taking charge of investigation from the Gurgaon police. Former Citibank relationship manager Shivraj Puri, vice-president Hero Corporate’s Services Limited, Sanjay Gupta, and aides Rajendra Chand and Gaurav Jain are behind bars.