A woman was defrauded of Rs 1 crore with the lure of 50 percent profit. When she asked for the money back, she was even threatened with death. The incident took place under Dhantoli police station limit. A case has also been registered against a bank employee.
The victim woman has been identified as Swati Kishanchand Ramnani (36, Jaripatka). The accused lured her into a trap by telling that the trade profit fund scheme was an investment scheme. Swati used to go regularly to Axis Bank in Jaripatka. Dipankar Sarkar working there introduced her to Amjad Khan and Chandrasekhar Ramteke. Khan informed her about the scheme and promised 50 percent return on investment.
Kolte and Khan pretended that would get one and a half crore rupees in just one hour. Pandurang Isarkar and Pramod Kadu were already there and Khan’s friend Pradeep also came. Kolte said that the money would go to the company’s officers Suraj De, Mangesh Patekar, Bharat Suleman, Aman Pandey and Raju Mandal in Mumbai and they would send Rs 1.5 crore through RTGS within an hour. Kolte also gave the mobile numbers of all the officers to Swati to gain her trust. After that Kolte and Khan left, saying that they will keep the money in the warehouse next door. However, both did not come for a long time. After about three hours, Khan returned and said Kolte had left due to a medical emergency.
Accused promised to get 1.5 crores on the next day. However, after that, Kolte’s office remained closed, and the phones of other so-called officials were also switched off. Swati repeatedly asked Dipankar Sarkar and Khan. However, they were giving vague answers. Khan threatened to kill her if she came to ask for money back. Finally, Swati rushed to Dhantoli police station and filed a complaint against the accused. after preliminary investigation, the police have registered a case of cheating and conspiracy against all the accused and they are being searched.