Indore: Cyber cell issues notice to 15 firms in duty credit scrip selling case

Indore: The State Cyber Cell has issued notice to 15 Mumbai and Pune based companies after their role was found to be suspicious in selling of duty credit scrip in the market using the digital signatures for Rs 2 crores on Sunday. Six people, including three from Pune were arrested on Monday for their involvement in the fraud after the complaint from two companies of Pithampur. The accused informed the police that not only people from the country but foreigners are also indulged in such crime.

SP (cyber) Jitendra Singh said that the gang indulged in such fraud was busted and six persons were arrested on Saturday. The complaint was received from two companies from Pithampur that someone has used their company’s digital signatures to sell their duty credit scrip for about Rs 2 crore in the market. The duty credit scrip is the most popular export promotion incentive provided by the government to exporters.

During investigation, it was found that the duty credit scrip was sold to Sun Export in Mumbai. The cyber cell officials contacted that company when it was informed that an agent from Pune sold the scrip to them. The bank accounts were checked when the cyber officials came to know that Rs 80 lakh were credited in the account of a firm of Indore and Rs 83 lakh were credited in another account in Pune. Three persons named Ashutosh Shrivastav of Mangliya, Himanshu Jain of Basant Vihar Colony and Abhishek Thakur of Nipania area of the city were detained by the cell officials. They told the officials that they had established a company to attract the investors. They further informed that they were contacted by a person who told them to receive money in the account to get an attractive commission. Later, the officials arrested three other persons named Rajesh Jagtap, Harshal Ghodke and Manoj Lunkad from Pune. They are allegedly associated with a gang indulged in stealing duty credit scrip of the companies.

The accused informed that the network of the gang is spread in foreign countries also. They revealed the names of the agents of Indore, Mumbai, Pune and other states indulged in such crime. A team of cyber cell raided many places but the accused are changing their location every time.

Singh said that the notice were issued to the companies named Sun Export Mumbai, Amritlal and Company, Genuine Engineering Pune, Chinmay Enterprises Mumbai, Uttam Industries, Ashish Enterprises, Aarti International Mumbai, BL Agro Industries Limited, Manhotra Oil Products Pvt Ltd Kolkata, Spectrum Chemical, Mishel Import and other companies. Also, a search is on for other accused indulged in the crime.

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