Pratip Dec. 11, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Mumbai, Deepak Dubey, Dec 11: India’s one of the renowned diamond jewelry designer Farah Khan Ali recently approached Amboli police and filed an FIR against her company's Chief Operating Officer (COO) for allegedly cheating her and her company for sum around Rs 5.88 crore.
The name of her company is Farah Khan Fine Jewellery Private Limited, and the company COO identified as Vivek Tharane who was working with her since 2013.
In her complaint Farah alleged that,” Tharane was given all the right to purchase diamond, as he purchased diamond from the suppliers during this process he used to ask suppliers to mention extra amount behind per caret in invoice bill. Then he used to give those bills to the company and when the company would remunerate suppliers according the mentioned price in the bill. Meanwhile in the wake of Tharane used to take back that extra amount in cash from the suppliers.”
According to Farah, from 2013 to 2019 as per Tharane’s instruction, 61 diamonds suppliers gave him over rated vouchers and then prepared invoice bill accordingly. Tharane then paid them bill amount from company account which was around Rs 83 crore. While investigating she came to know that he has overcharged company of around Rs 5 crore and kept the money for his well-being. She also alleged that Tharane embezzled his power and illicitly procured 44 types jewelry worth Rs 88.32 lakh and he didn’t even returned these amount to company and using such expensive jewelry for his own benefit.
Farah approached Amboli police and lodged an FIR against Tharane. An officer said that,” We have registered the FIR against Tharane under sections 420,406 and 408 of Indian Penal Code and investigating the case.