April 30, 2009 2:04:06 am
The city police on Tuesday arrested five persons,including a police inspectors son,for attempting to dupe the Central Excise office to the tune of Rs 50 lakh.
According to the police,the main accused,Augustin Perry,deposited a cheque of Rs 50.25 lakh issued by the Central Excise office in the name of his account Siddhivinayak Constructions on March 30,2009 at Sanmitra Sahakari Bank,Wanavdi branch. He wanted to withdraw the money from the account and made enquires about the status of the cheque. The bank officials contacted people at the Central Excise office,division number six,opposite Wadia College,from where the cheque was issued. The Excise Office superintendent told the police that the office had issued no such cheque and lodged a complaint. Police learnt that Perry would be visiting the banks Wanavdi branch on Tuesday afternoon to withdraw money. A police team led by inspector Shivajirao Kanse nabbed Perry at around 1.45 pm. Further investigations revealed that Perry along with his associates Balaji Sagar (35) of Aundh Road,Rahatni,Chandanvan Ganesh Kawade (34) of Kakde Park in Chinchwad,Satish Gorakh Bansode (35) and Ravindra Ashok Jadhav (27) of Keshvnagar in Chinchwad stole the cheque from the Central Excise office division number six. They used fake rubber stamps and forged signatures of the superintendent and assistant commissioner of the Central Excise department on the cheque and deposited it at the bank. Bansode is a financial services agent while Kawade is the son of a police inspector posted in Mumbai,police said.
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