Indore: The Crime Branch team nabbed a man on Wednesday involved in duping MP Flying Club secretary of Rs 21.86 Lakh in name of providing aircraft engine. Police had declared a reward of Rs 20,000 on the criminal. According to police, complainant Milind Mahajan, secretary of Madhya Pradesh Flying Club Ltd Indore registered a complaint against Anand Subramanian, director of Messer Premier Aviation, Sharjah (UAE) on May 26, 2016 under Aerodrome police station. Preliminary investigation revealed that Subramanian claimed that he was a sub- dealer of the US- Based company and promised to provide a Lycoming make aircraft engine (Lycoming Engine Io-360-L2A) to MP Flying Club Indore.

The accused presented some fake documents in support of the deal and demanded $34,900 which is equivalent to Rs 21,86,750 at that time as advance payment. The accused tried to dupe the complainant by supplying another engine in place of the demanded one. On failure of delivery, the Flying Club demanded return of payment from Subramanian. The accused refused to return the payment and later it was found that he had shut his office and fled. The accused was booked under IPC section 420, 467, 468 and 471 for using fake documents and duping the Flying Squad of Rs 21,86,750.

Accused Anand Subramanian was taken into custody by Mumbai Police after the immigration department informed about his arrival at Mumbai Airport from Doha (Qatar) on October 15. Indore Crime branch team took transit remand and brought the accused to Indore. During interrogation, Subramanian admitted that he had gone to Sharjah after completing his graduation in Mumbai and started dealing in aircraft parts. Subramanian came in contact with Milind Mahajan, who ordered a Lycoming Engine Io-360-L2A for MP Flying Club which he failed to deliver and also refused to return the payment.

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