A 38-year-old businessman from Chinchwad was allegedly duped to the tune of Rs 41 lakh by two persons on the pretext of getting him a Rs 40-crore construction contract to build a shed for the Indian Navy at Karwar, Karnataka. An FIR has been registered in this regard by Mohit Devidad Polidatt, a resident of Chinchwadgaon, who runs a metal fabrication unit in Gawade Nagar.
Following the complaint, the police have booked Sudhir Rane and Sachin Rane, both residents of Karwar. Assistant Inspector GN Kadale, who is investigating the case, said, “The two suspects came in contact with the complainant through one of his neighbours in December 2012. The two told him that they would help him get a contract of building a shed for the Indian Navy at a naval installation in Karwar. They asked money on various pretexts. Most of the money was paid by the complainant through the Real Time Gross Settlement system to some bank accounts. Polidatt approached the police after he did receive any contract. An FIR was registered on Saturday.”
Police have started their probe into the case based on the accounts to which the transfers have been made and a team from the Pimpri police will soon go to Karwar for further investigation.