DS Kulkarni’s relatives, associate arrested by economic offences wing of Pune police
The three arrested have been identified as Kedar Vanjpe, DSK’s elder brother’s son-in-law; his wife Sai and Dhananjay Pachpor, DSK Group's former chief operating officer. Vanjpe, an independent realtor, had posted videos on social media vowing to “expose” the tainted developer.pune Updated: May 16, 2018 23:28 IST
The economic offences wing (EOW) of Pune police investigating the multi-crore cheating case involving prominent city developer DS Kulkarni, popularly known as DSK, has arrested three more persons, including two relatives, associated with the company on charges of siphoning off depositors’ money. DSK and his wife Hemanti are currently lodged in Yerwada central prison.
The three arrested have been identified as Kedar Vanjpe, DSK’s elder brother’s son-in-law; his wife Sai and Dhananjay Pachpor, DSK Group's former chief operating officer. Vanjpe, an independent realtor, had posted videos on social media vowing to “expose” the tainted developer.
Nilesh More, assistant commissioner of police, EOW, who is the investigating officer in the case, said the probe nailed the involvement of Vanjpe couple and Pachpor in the fraud. “We have collected evidence of their involvement in the case and have put them under police arrest. The case against them is already lodged with the Shivajinagar police station. We will produce them before the court on Thursday,” said More.
DSK in a media briefing on November 21 last year had alleged that Vanjpe was behind all ills happening to him and described him the main reason for his debacle. Following the allegations, Vanjpe slapped a ₹100-crore defamation suit against DSK and demanded a public apology. Vanjpe, who worked with DSK till 2009, parted ways owing to differences. Pachpor was a coordinator at DSK school before becoming public relations officer of DSK Group in July 2006 and was the chief operating officer of the company since April 2011 till he quit the post in 2017.
The Maharashtra government on May 12 had issued an official notification announcing the seizure of immovable and movable properties of DS Kulkarni, their family members and firms. The attached assets include land, bank accounts and vehicles registered in the name of Kulkarnis , their son Shirish Kulkarni, their companies and people working with them. The asset seizure comes as a measure to protect the interests of the depositors who have been cheated by the couple.