A Sewri-based doctor on Thursday lodged a complaint with the Bandra Kurla Complex police against six people for allegedly duping him of Rs 14.25 crore.
The doctor Nikhil Johri (35) alleged that the accused told him that they were storing up oilseeds in his name at a godown in Mumbai to enable him to start his business,and made him pay the amount in several installments.
On the basis of his complaint,a case was registered against Manoj Agarwal,Hemant Jain,Piyush Mangal,Nitu Maheshwari,R S Sharma and R B Sharma. While Maheshwari is an employee of Ganpati Oil and Foods Limited in Madhya Pradesh,both Sharmas work at a warehousing and logistics corporation in Madhya Pradesh.
In his complaint,Johri said that the accused had promised that oilseeds were being stored in a Mumbai godown in his name and they give him receipts.
He told us that he trusted them as they held high ranks. He did not suspect anything and would meet them in Kalina. The event came to light when he enquired about the oilseeds and did not get a satisfactory answer. He discovered that he had been cheated, an officer said.
The case is being investigated by the Economic Offences Wing of the Mumbai Police.