Temple Rose directors held in Hyderabad

ST CORRESPONDENT
Monday, 1 October 2018

“The arrested accused Vanita Devidas Sajnani (58) and her daughter Deepa Devidas Sajnani (34), both residents of Mumbai, were planning to escape to Bangkok via Sri Lanka, through illegal means when they were nabbed in Hyderabad last week.” DCP (EOW) Jyotipriya Singh told Sakal Times. 

PUNE: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Pune city police Crime Branch have arrested two more directors of the Temple Rose Real Estate Pvt Ltd for allegedly duping about 7,000 people to the tune of Rs 400 crore. The accused persons allegedly sold investors 440 acres of land in Purandar taluka under a fake plotting scheme that offered good returns. 

“The arrested accused Vanita Devidas Sajnani (58) and her daughter Deepa Devidas Sajnani (34), both residents of Mumbai, were planning to escape to Bangkok via Sri Lanka, through illegal means when they were nabbed in Hyderabad last week. They were absconding for the last one year. Our team had been pursuing them for the last four months,” DCP (EOW) Jyotipriya Singh told Sakal Times. 

The EOW earlier arrested six persons including chief promoter and director Devidas Govindram Sajnani (68) of Mumbai. Two of them are out on bail, while four others are still in jail. 

One of the victims, Nitin Rishidatta Shukla Tiwari (34) of NCL Colony in Pashan, lodged an FIR against them at Chatuhshrungi police station last year. The police booked Sajnani, wife Vanita, daughter Deepa and others for offences under sections 409, 420,467, 468 120 (b), 34 of the IPC, sections of the Maharashtra Protection of Depositors (in Financial Establishments) Act and sections of the Prize Chit and Money Circulation Act.

According to the police, the real estate company allegedly collected Rs 2.13 crore from Tiwari and other investors by promising them plots and huge financial returns in a scheme in Pingori village in Purandar taluka. The company claimed these were proposed Non-Agriculture (NA) plots. The police said the company offered four schemes — buy back, guaranteed double income in four years, equated monthly installments and income growth schemes — and attracted 7,000 investors between 2013 and 2017. The Pune police arrested Devidas in May last year.

Related News