Fake Income tax women officers fooled doctor  


Akash Kharade



In order to get the provident fund of his father which was pending for three decades, the Pune based doctor was allegedly conned by a gang of five Income tax officers including two women tune to Rs 7.90 lakh.
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The incident came to light, after the Dr. Vikas Sitakant Salastekar (60), a resident of Pallavi Bungalow in Nigdi Pradikaran registered the first information report (FIR) with Nigdi police station on Sunday. Based on which the Nigdi police station has registered the case against Sneha Singh, Rupa Tomar, Raju Verma, Sunil Goyal, and Jha. All are slapped under the relevant sections of Indian Penal Code comprises of Punishment for cheating for personation (419), cheating (420) and an act was done by them with the common intention (34). They are also been booked with additional charges under the Information Technology Act section 66D.

Complainant Vikas reside along with his elderly mother (90) and family. Vikas is MD in Homeopathy.

Inspector (Crime) Shankar Avtade of Nigdi police station who is investigating the case said, “Complainant’s father was deployed with Central government and later he passed away. In April 2018, he started receiving calls from a woman name Sneha Singh who informed that unclaimed Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) is pending and such amount was tune to Rs 3.10 lakh.”

“Dr. Vikas was later connected to another superior Rupa Thomar and rest claiming they were their top boss who will be informing them about the process how to get back such PFRDA amount. On which his account details were asked and also for the legal amount and for deposit complainant on various occasion was demanded Rs 1.30 lakh and in such way, for past five months on various occasion total    Rs 7,90,047 was transferred to them.” Said the PI Avtade.

He added, “it’s after the span of five months that is till August 9, complainant realized he was conned as he did not get any response neither any communication. He approached us and we registered the case. It’s a fraud and such is false personation case. We have registered the case and investigating the case.”

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