Noida: Police arrested a Mumbai-based man, his wife, and son for alleged fraud while showing their dead mother alive to pocket her properties. As per officials, a complaint was filed against them by another son who claimed that his brother had committed the fraud to obtain the property worth Rs 285 crores.
Sunil Gupta, his wife Radha and son Abhishek, were produced before the court after they were arrested from their residence in Hiranandani Gardens in Mumbai’s Powai area on December 15.
The police have registered an FIR at Sector 20 police station on directions of the district court. Vijay Gupta, the younger brother of accused Sunil Gupta has moved the complaint against his elder brother family in the court.
Based on Vijay’s complaint, a case was registered under sections of cheating, forgery, criminal intimidation and causing hurt (sections 420, 467, 468, 471, 323, 506, 504) of the Indian Penal Code.
Station House Officer (SHO) of Sector 20 police station Manoj Kumar Pant said, “After their mother demise, Gupta had created a fake certificate that she is alive and got documents forged to get a company fraudulently transferred in his and his family’s name causing the complaint a loss of Rs 285 crore.”
According to police, their mother Kamlesh Rani, who passed away on March 7, 2017, had properties worth Rs 285 crore, which includes a candle manufacture company in Mumbai and it has office in Noida apparently.
In the will, the mother Kamlesh Rani had divided the property in two equal parts and divided it between his sons, but the younger brother alleged in the court that his elder brother had forged the documents in order to get the total control of the property, said an official.
According to the complaint Vijay has also alleged that Sunil Gupta made financial transactions worth Rs 29 crore from the company soon after their mother’s demise to a company owned by his friend without consulting him.
Inspector Pant said, “Sunil, his wife Radha, their son Abhishek were arrested from their Navi Mumbai residence on Monday evening bu our team led by SSI Harendra Singh. They were brought to Noida on transit remand and produced before a magistrate, after whom they were sent to jail.”
AS per the FIR, three named and three unnamed persons have been mentioned, including Sunil’s second, and the police are putting an effort to arrest them soon.