Another relative of DSK arrested by cops in multi-crore fraud case

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 29 May 2018

This time, the police has arrested Anuradha Purandare, sister-in-law of DSK. She was arrested on a tip-off provided to the police. Police were searching her for a few days and managed to nab her from her relative’s house in Nigdi.

Pune: Another relative of realtor Deepak Sakharam Kulkarni has been arrested by the sleuths of the Economic Offences Wing on Sunday for her role in the multi-crore DSK fraud case.

This time, the police has arrested Anuradha Purandare, sister-in-law of DSK. She was arrested on a tip-off provided to the police. Police were searching her for a few days and managed to nab her from her relative’s house in Nigdi.

Nilesh More, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Economic Offences Wings of Pune Police, said, “Like the other four relatives, who were arrested previously, Purandare was also hand in glove with DSK in this fraud. She used to manage the financial transactions of the company. We are going to interrogate her to know more details about the case.”

Purandare is the sister of Hemanti Kulkarni and was involved in all the fraudulent transactions. She was produced in court on Monday and has been remanded in police custody till June 4.

It is significant to note that the other four relatives of DSK were arrested on May 16 and 17. The four arrested were identified as Kedar Vanjape, Sai Vanjape, Dhananjay Pachpore and Vinay Badgandi.

All four are in police custody till May 29. Till now, police have arrested seven people of DSK family, including DSK himself and his wife Hemanti Kulkarni.

It is significant to note that a 37,000-page charge sheet alleging that realtor Deepak Sakharam Kulkarni (DSK) committed a fraud of Rs 2,043 crore was submitted in the court of Judge JT Utpat on May 17. 

Investigators claimed that there is much more to be revealed in the near future. The roles of six nationalised banks and their officials are also under the scanner for irregularities and violations of RBI guidelines. Thirteen accused were detected in the case and police have arrested seven till now. 

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