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Security agency manager booked for siphoning off Rs 86 lakh

A Haryana-based ex-serviceman who owns a security agency has filed a complaint with Mumbai Police’s Economic Offences Wing (EWO) accusing the manager of his agency’s city branch of misappropriating over Rs 86.7 lakh of funds.

A Haryana-based ex-serviceman who owns a security agency has filed a complaint with Mumbai Police’s Economic Offences Wing (EWO) accusing the manager of his agency’s city branch of misappropriating over Rs 86.7 lakh of funds.

Narayan Singh Guliya (64) has alleged that over the past couple of years,the accused,Avinash Vijay Rajeshirke (32),created bogus accounts using the agency’s name and transferred the agency’s funds into them. After learning about the fraud,Guliya had approached the EOW Cell and registered a complaint on Wednesday.

Rajeshirke has been booked for alleged forgery and cheating. Guliya heads a security agency that provides security cover to government offices across the country.

“Rajeshirke,a resident of Navi Mumbai,handled the Mumbai operations of the agency and was responsible for managing agency’s money transactions here. According to Guliya’s complaint,between January 10,2003 and June 2007,Rajeshirke had created bogus accounts using the agency’s name in Mumbai and Ratnagiri,forged a power of attorney by putting his signature as the agency’s proprietor and then deposited Rs 86.7 lakh into the accounts. He has claimed that the accused has also withdrawn some money from the accounts,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (EOW) Punjabrao Ugle.

Ugle said that while they are on Rajeshirke’s trail,the accounts he opened have been frozen. A case has also been registered at the Bhoiwada police station.

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Guliya has told the police that he had obtained the licence to start the agency in 2003,and had met Rajeshirke through a mutual acquaintance.