Pune-based builder DS Kulkarni, held in cheating case, hospitalised for high BP
DS Kulkarni and his wife are accused of duping over 2,500 investors of Rs 230 crore over years. The 67-year-old builder and wife Hemanti have been remanded in Pune police custody until February 23.pune Updated: Feb 18, 2018 10:52 IST
Pune-based developer DS Kulkarni, arrested in a cheating case, was rushed to hospital early on Sunday after he complained of uneasiness and lost his balance in a police lock-up, an officer said.
Kulkarni (67), a high-profile builder popularly known as DSK, and his wife Hemanti were remanded in police custody until February 23 by a local court after they were arrested in Delhi on Saturday.
ACP (EoW) Nilesh More said Kulkarni lost his balance when police officers were talking to him in the lock-up at Faraskhana police station in the city, following which he was rushed to state-run Sassoon general hospital.
A SGH resident medical officer said Kulkarni is currently in the ICU but is stable.
“His blood pressure rose up and the blood circulation to the brain too was affected. We have done all the necessary tests and he is currently under observation in Intensive Care Unit and his condition is stable,” he said.
More said Kulkarni complained of uneasiness around 12:30am.
Kulkarni’s lawyer Shrikant Shivde told the court that his client was suffering from high BP and that his bones became weak after road accidents in the past.
According to prosecution, Kulkarni’s firm collected over Rs 1,000 crore in the form of deposits and unsecured loans, which was “systematically” diverted in “pre-planned” manner.
Kulkarni and his wife are accused of duping over 2,500 investors of Rs 230 crore over years.
According to a complaint filed with the EOW by one of the depositors, investors put in lakhs of rupees in a deposit scheme of the DSK Developers, but neither received the interest nor the principal amount.