Pune: A businessman and his accomplices including vice president of a self-proclaimed human rights organisation and some transgenders have been booked by Pune city police for duping a woman of Rs 14.19 lakh.
According to the FIR lodged by Geetanjali Hengne (37) with Sahkar Nagar police station, the incident took place between January 2017 and February this year. The main accused Sushil Rokade of New Aryan Flex Printing in Khed Shivapur had got the machine from Hengne but had not made payments till now.
The complainant is a distributor of printing machines and she had imported the machine from China and sold it to him.
“Rokade had met me through an acquaintance. As per his order, I had imported 'Digital Printing Ink 3208' from China and delivered to his office in January 2017. Later, he had taken away some parts of the machine from my Pune office. He should have got the machine installed from technicians sent by me. But as I was demanding payment for the machine, he got it installed from Sunny Zambre of Hadapsar. When I visited his office in March 2017, I found that Rokade was using the machine for flex printing. When asked for the payments, he kept on avoiding it on one pretext or the other," Hengne stated in her complaint. She has also filed a case in court for cheating.
In April 2017, she started getting calls from the Vice President of 'Antarrashtriya Manvadhikar Nyayki Mahasangh', a self-proclaimed human rights organisation, not to trouble Rokade.
“The caller identified herself as Monali Ovhal and claimed to be the vice president of the human rights organisation which has received a complaint application from Rokade. She threatened me of dire consequences and told me that she will not allow me to do business in Pune. Rokade and Zambre also were also threatening me and so I lodged a complaint."
On May 13, 2017, when API More was conducting an enquiry, Monali along with some women and transgenders gathered there and created a ruckus. Also, while leaving the police station, they threatened to kill me, stated the complaint.
The police have registered the case for offences under section 420 (cheating), 504 (insult), 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Rokade could not be reached for his comments.