PUNE: A case of fraud has come to light wherein, by creating fake documents and claiming a mobilisation bank guarantee was required to raise the amount in a tender for the work of Sawali Vihir to Ahmednagar Bypass National Highway on the Ahmednagar Highway, six persons siphoned approximately ₹2.9 crore from the complainant.
An FIR has been registered at Chhatushrungi Police Station under sections 420, 406, 409, 417, 467, 468, 471, 504 and 506 of the IPC against Arun Jagannath Shinde, Satyajit Nimbalkar, Shinde Developers Private Limited (SDPL), which is a joint venture with ATM Housing Private Limited, Sunil Shinde, Sascon Infrastructure India Private Limited, Geetamber Anand, and Kangkan Kashyap. Sanjay Kisan Nikam (46), a resident of Kalyani Nagar, has filed a complaint on this matter.
According to the police, the accused had taken the contract from the National Highway Authority of India through the company Sascon Infrastructure Private Limited. Tenders were filled for national highway work between Sawali Vihir and the start of the Ahmednagar Bypass. A mobilisation bank guarantee was not required to raise the amount in this tender, but it was pretended to be necessary. ₹2.9 crores were accepted from plaintiff Sanjay Nikam for this tender work.
The accused also created a fake bank guarantee with the help of other business partners. Sascon Infrastructure Vvolve Project Pvt. Ltd. created fake letterheads using this fake guarantee. Even though the plaintiff had not signed the application on the abovementioned letterheads. They cheated Sanjay Nikam and the government by signing it falsely. A complaint application was received in this regard. The police have registered a case after investigating it. Further investigation is being done by the Economic Offenses Wing.