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 - Mumbai Containment Zones Today: Over 10,000 Buildings Identified as COVID-Hotspot; 671 Areas Sealed
“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 - Watch | Rock Python Caught Under The Wheels of a Car in Mumbai, Freed By Rescue Workers
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 - Fire Breaks Out at Mumbai's Exchange Building That Houses NCB Office Probing Drug Angle in SSR Case
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)