Pune Crime News | Man cheated of ₹1.5 crore under the pretext of sugar export; FIR registered against Dr Umesh Joshi
PUNE : Pune Crime News | An incident has come to light wherein 10 per cent advance was taken for exporting sugar but sugar was not exported and a person was cheated of ₹10 crore under the pretext of advance and container booking.
Hasan Ali Purohit (62), a resident of Mumbai, has lodged a compliant (176/23) at the Khadak police station. Accordingly, the police have registered an FIR against Dr Umesh Krishna Joshi (63), a resident of Dahanukar Colony, Kothrud. The incident took place from March 14, 2021 till now.
According to the police, Dr Umesh Joshi has a company Ora Enterprises in Sadashiv Peth. The complainant wanted to export 5,184 tonnes of sugar to Dubai. Joshi asked for 10 per cent advance. The complainant deposited ₹1.38 crore in his account. The accused told him that he will export the sugar but did not do so. The complainant had booked containers for export and given money to the transport company for transporting sugar. Since the sugar was not supplied, the orders had to be cancelled.
Hence, he was fined. Without exporting sugar, the accused cheated him of ₹1.57 crore including the advance and container booking amount. He told Mahesh Pagde that he will get a loan of ₹10 crore sanctioned and took ₹50 lakh from him and cheated him. An FIR has been registered in this connection.
PSI Sunil Kulkarni of Pune Police Crime Branch Unit 1 is conducting a probe in the case.