Noida: A Mumbai based couple, along with their son was on Tuesday arrested by Noida police on the complaint of his brother for alleged fraud including showing their dead mother as alive on papers, to pocket her properties worth Rs. 285 crore.Also Read - Viral Video: Elderly Woman Slips & Falls While Boarding Moving Train, Passengers Save Her | Watch
“After their mother’s demise, Gupta had created a fake certificate that she is alive and got documents forged to get a company fraudulently transferred in his and his family’s name causing the complainant a loss of Rs. 285 crore,” Station House Officer Manoj Kumar Pant said. Also Read - Ganesh Visarjan 2021: 500 Home Guards, 275 Constables Deployed in Mumbai; BMC Issues Guidelines
Sunil Gupta, his wife Radha and son Abhishek, were produced in a court after they were held from their Hiranandani Gardens home in Mumbai’s Powai area on December 15, the police said. Also Read - BMC's Latest Sero-Survey Report Finds Over 86% of Mumbai's Population Have COVID-19 Antibodies
An FIR was registered at Sector 20 police station on directions of the district court, which was moved by Vijay Gupta who alleged fraud by his elder brother Sunil Gupta his wife, two sons, and five others in the five-year-old case, an official said.
It must be noted that their mother Kamlesh Rani, who passed away on March 7, 2011, had properties worth Rs. 285 crore, including a candle manufacturing factory in Mumbai which has an office in Noida also, according to the police.
She had stated in her will that after her demise, the properties would be divided among her sons. But, Vijay Gupta moved the district court alleging his brother had forged documents and got the company, in which he was also a partner, entirely under his control, an official privy to the probe said.
“Sunil Gupta had presented documents at the Registrar office in Mumbai showing he was getting the candle manufacturing company as a ‘gift deed’ from his mother seven days after her demise. As per law, a gift deed cannot be made in the name of dead people but he forged documents to claim that she was alive,” the official said.
Vijay has also alleged that Sunil Gupta made financial transactions worth Rs. 29 crore from the company soon after their mother’s demise to a company owned by his friend without consulting him, according to the complaint.
(With agency inputs)