Hyderbad: A city-based businessman and director of a jewellery firm was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly cheating and generating 'fake and fictitious' advance payment receipts to deposit "black money" to the tune of Rs 98 crore in banks following demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 tenders last month.
Police have registered a case against all the directors of Mussaddilal Jewellers- Kailash Chand Gupta, Nitin Gupta (son of Kailash Chand) and Nikhil Gupta (son of Kailash Chand) . Kins and others have been booked by the police under various sections of IPC for their alleged role in the "conspiracy".
Central Crime Station, a wing of Hyderabad Police, arrested Gupta for his alleged involvement in cheating and manipulation of records for illegal gain post demonetisation.
Another businessman Naredi Narender Kumar (59), MD of a private firm and brother-in-law of Gupta, was also arrested for abetment and hiding Gupta from police.
Gupta runs three jewellery and bullion firms with his two sons, a daughter-in-law and another woman as directors.
After demonetisation, Gupta, along with his sons Nitin and Nikhil, daughter-in-law Neha and others, conspired and hatched a plan to convert their black money by depositing it with banks by generating fake and fabricated receipts for wrongful gains which caused loss to government of India, stated a release from Hyderabad Police.
Accordingly, the accused people generated fake and fictitious advance payment receipts, purported to be acquired from about 3100 customers, for an amount of Rs 57.85 crore in name of their firm Musaddilal Gems and Jewelers Private Ltd.
They also allegedly produced fictitious advance payment receipts for Rs 40 crore in name of another firm, Vaishnavi Bullion Private Ltd, claimed to be acquired from about 2100 customers, and issued computerised receipts for the same, police said.
"All the said receipts were shown to have received between 9pm and 12 midnight on November 8, and they subsequently got the amounts deposited at SBI, Panjagutta branch and Axis Bank, Banjara Hills branch respectively," it said. (News24Bureau/PTI)