‘DSK and wife cheated depositors of Rs 2,091 cr’

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 14 August 2018

The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Pune city police Crime Branch on Monday filed a supplementary charge sheet against builder DS Kulkarni’s son, Shirish Kulkarni, and other relatives.

Pune: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Pune city police Crime Branch on Monday filed a supplementary charge sheet against builder DS Kulkarni’s son, Shirish Kulkarni, and other relatives.

The 1,600-page charge sheet submitted in the court of special judge Dilip Murumkar, states that the accused persons DSK and his wife Hemanti Kulkarni, cheated depositors to the tune of Rs 2,091 crore.

Apart from Shirish Kulkarni, those chargesheeted included Anuradha Purandare, Vijay Badgandi, Kedar Vanjpe, Sai Vanjpe and Dhananjay Pachpor. 

Earlier in May, EOW had submitted a 37,000-page charge sheet against DSK and Hemanti Kulkarni, on similar charges of cheating. The charge sheet had pegged the total volume of the scam at Rs 2,043 crore. The hearing on bail applications of Kedar Vanjpe, Sai Vanjpe and Dhananjay Pachpor will take place on Tuesday. 

Earlier, the Supreme Court had rejected bail application of Shirish Kulkarni. The Bombay high court, on June 15, had also rejected the anticipatory bail plea of Shirish in a case of cheating lodged by a depositor in DSK Group of companies. 

Shirish was the Executive Director in DS Kulkarni Developers Limited (DSKDL) and a director in other partnership firms. He has been accused of playing an important role in divesting depositors’ money.

In June, the EOW had also arrested Bank of Maharashtra CMD Ravindra Marathe along with Rajendra K Gupta, Executive Director, BoM; Nityanand Deshpande, Zonal Manager and Sushil Muhnot, former CMD, for allegedly fraudulently extending loans to DSK Group.

 

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