Pune man arrested for duping uncle, 3 others of Rs 72 lakhs in fake PWD projects
The arrested man used to boast about completing PWD projects to gain his lenders’ confidence, besides claiming to be close to politicians, according to the police.pune Updated: Jun 08, 2018 16:35 IST
A man was arrested for duping at least four persons of Rs 72,25,000 over the past four years. The arrested was identified as Vinayak Narendra Surve, 30, a resident of Tanpure chawl of Gokuldaswadi in Khopat area of Thane. He was remanded to two days in police custody on Wednesday by a local court.
“He claimed to be handling ongoing and future projects of Public Works Department (PWD) and borrowed money from his uncle on multiple occasions,” said police inspector (crime) Ashok Bhosale of Bhosari police station.
The complaint was filed by the arrested man’s uncle, Sanjay Surve, 45, a resident of Pimple Gurav and manager at the Bhosari branch of Baramati Co-operative Bank Limited.
“The suspect took a lot of Rs 42,00,000 from his uncle, the complainant, on eight instances. The latter then put him in touch with other people who would lend him money,” said police sub inspector KK Ladge of Bhosari police station who is investigating the case.
The arrested man used to boast about completing PWD projects to gain his lenders’ confidence, besides claiming to be close to politicians, according to the police.
“We have written to the other complainants’ respective banks and are awaiting their response,” PSI Ladge said.
Four people, including the bank manager, have approached the police and the police are on a lookout for other people whom Surve may have duped.
A case under Sections 420 (cheating) and 406 (criminal breach of trust) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered at Bhosari police station against Surve.