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NRI Father-Son Duo Arrested in Rs 3 Crore Cheating Case in Gujarat

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A father-son duo was arrested by the Nerul police in Mumbai over a cheating case involving a sum of Rs 3 crore. The case was registered against them and five others in November 2015. reported Times of India.

Kishor Shapriya, a 61-year-old resident of Tanzania, and his son Amish, 32, who lives in the United Kingdom, were arrested from a five-star hotel at Rajkot in Gujarat on Dec. 11 while they were on a visit to India.

The FIR against them was registered by Dhiren Bhandari, a Nerul resident who the accused had appointed as the CEO of DB Shapriya Construction Limited, a company started by them in Ahmedabad in April 2012, senior inspector Ashok Rajput was quoted as saying by the Times of India. “The complainant had corresponded with the commissioner of immigration in New Delhi to arrest the duo in case they arrived at the airport from abroad,” Rajput said.

Subsequently, the immigration authorities emailed him about their visit to India for a week and their stay at the hotel in Rajkot. “Nerul police reached Rajkot on Monday and arrested the duo in the cheating case,” Rajput added.

The two accused had allegedly cheated Bhandari by using his property –two flats worth Rs 1.53 crore — for collateral mortgage with a bank. They obtained Rs 15 crore bank credit in lieu of Bhandari’s property. As soon as they got the money, they allegedly wound up their office at Platinum Techno Park near Vashi station.

“They did not pay Bhandari his monthly salary from January 2015, which amounts to around Rs 1.43 crore. Key accused Kishor Shapriya had promised to return his mortgaged property papers within six months but did not fulfil his commitment,” said Rajput.

This is the latest instance of a Non-Resident Indian being held in the country for alleged cheating. In November, the Haryana Police arrested Tajinder Gill, a United Kingdom-based NRI accused of fraud with the help of the CBI and the Interpol. A case under Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC was registered against Gill at the Civil Lines Police Station in February 2015. He was charged with duping a doctor of Rs 48 lakh. A team of Haryana Police arrested the accused after the immigration authorities at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai informed the police about his arrival.