Senior citizen duped of Rs 19 lakh by Mirah Group

Sakal Times
Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Pune: A 74-year-old senior citizen was duped of Rs 19 lakh by a businessman on the pretext of providing him with a higher interest rate on his invesment. A case in this regard was registered at Swargate police station.

The complainant, Dhananjay Patwardhan, 74, a resident of Sadashiv Peth, in his statement mentioned that he was duped by a businessman identified as Om Prakash Goenka, who along with four other persons, lured him into a trap on the pretext of proving him higher rate of interest on the money deposited by him.

Pune: A 74-year-old senior citizen was duped of Rs 19 lakh by a businessman on the pretext of providing him with a higher interest rate on his invesment. A case in this regard was registered at Swargate police station.

The complainant, Dhananjay Patwardhan, 74, a resident of Sadashiv Peth, in his statement mentioned that he was duped by a businessman identified as Om Prakash Goenka, who along with four other persons, lured him into a trap on the pretext of proving him higher rate of interest on the money deposited by him.

According to information provided by Swargate police station, the senior citizen was asked by Goenka and four others to invest in their company Mirah Group - Citrus Check Inns and Star Club Ltd. The senior citizen was assured by the company's owners of higher returns on the amount deposited by him.

Faruk Kazi, Police Inspector, Swargate police station, said, “The complainant had deposited Rs 17 lakh in Goenka's company. He was supposed to receive interest of more than Rs 2 lakh on the amount. However, neither he has received the interest nor got his money back.”

“We are questioning the company owners and will do a thorough investigation. We have not arrested anyone yet and will take appropriate action after conducting the investigation,” added Kazi.

A case of cheating has been registered against Goenka and four other partners of his company.

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