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Cruise bust: Another FIR lodged against NCB’s witness Kiran Gosavi, this time in three-year-old cheating case

Gosavi's name had cropped up when his photo with Aryan Khan went viral on social media and it was believed that he is an NCB official.

Written by Vallabh Ozarkar | Mumbai |
Updated: October 18, 2021 6:33:50 pm
KP Gosavi with Aryan.

Another case of cheating and forgery has been registered against Kiran Gosavi, the independent witness of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the Cordeila cruise drug case that saw several people, including the son of actor Shahrukh Khan, being arrested earlier this month.

The complaint in the latest case, which takes the number of FIRs against Gosavi to four, was registered three years ago. However, the FIR was lodged only on Sunday.

Gosavi’s name first cropped up after the alleged drug bust when his photograph with Khan’s son, Aryan, went viral on social media. At that time, many believed he was an NCB official. The bureau later clarified he was not attached with it. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), meanwhile, held a press conference and alleged that Gosavi had a criminal history.

NCB officials then again clarified that Gosavi, a private detective and owner of a placement agency, was one of the 10 independent witnesses in the Cordelia case.

The latest FIR against Gosavi has been registered by the Kelwa police in Palghar for cheating, forgery and criminal breach of trust based on the complaint by two youngsters.

According to the police, the victims in the case, Utkarsh Tare and Adarsh Keni, had come in contact with Gosavi in 2018 and were allegedly duped by him of Rs 1.65 lakh under the pretext of finding them job in hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

According to the complaint, Gosavi had allegedly handed over fake tourist visas and flight tickets to the duo after taking money from them. When the victims went to the airport to board their flight, they were turned away by a CISF official after checking their documents and tickets.

Tare and Keni then lodged a complaint with the Kelwa police. However, the police had not taken any action or filed criminal offence against Gosavi even after three years.

“We have registered an FIR and our probe has started,” said a senior police officer.

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