Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Producer sent to police custody

NSEL SCAM

Mateen Hafeez & Partha Sinha TNN

Mumbai: Arun Kumar Sharma, co-producer of Bollywood movie “Satya 2” who was arrested in connection with the NSEL scam, was on Tuesday produced before the Esplanade court and remanded to police custody till November 16. Sharma is the fifth person to be arrested in the Rs 5,600-crore NSEL scam. Others arrested so far include Amit Mukherjee, Anjani Kumar Sinha, Jai Bhaukhandi and Nilesh Patel. 

    To recover investors’ money that has not been repaid by some of the borrowers from NSEL, the city police’s eco
nomic offences wing (EOW) has attached movable and immovable properties belonging to several accused who have been arrested in this case. These properties are currently worth over Rs 13.7 crore.
 
    “Sharma’s office has not been sealed yet. We are making inquiries and his Worli office, which was purchased for Rs 38 crore, will be sealed first,” said Rajvardhan Sinha, additional police commissioner, EOW. “We are currently focusing on Mohan India and its transactions,” he added.
 
    The police have so far sealed Mukherjee’s 2BHK flat at Ivory Heights in Mira Road (worth Rs 70 lakh), a 3BHK apartment in Royal Samarpan in Borivili (worth Rs 4 crore), a Range Rover (worth Rs 60 lakh) given by Mohan India, besides freezing five bank accounts. The EOW said it has frozen one of Bhaukhandi’s bank accounts, sealed a 1BHK flat in Thane’s Paanchpakhadi (Rs 60 lakh) and a car (Rs 17 lakh), which was given by Mohan India. The police have also sealed Anjani Sinha’s 2,200 sq ft flat at Odyssey II in Hiranandani (Rs 4.5 crore), a 1BHK flat in Nerul (Rs 40 lakh) and an 1,800 sq ft flat in Panchavti Apartment (Rs 1 crore). His five bank accounts have also been frozen. 
 
The Times of India, November 13, 2013

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