Published On : Thu, Oct 2nd, 2014

Inquiry picks up in Raviraj Investment Scam, chargesheet filed against company’s chief

Raviraj-GroupNagpur: In a concrete move, the economic offences wing which is conducting inquiry on dubious Raviraj Investment scam has filed chargesheet against its chief Rajesh Suresh Joshi. The officials filed the chargesheet in the court of MPID Act’s special court of V T Suryavanshi, against Raviraj Investment and Strategies Company’s director Rajesh Suresh Joshi for defrauding depositors to the tune of crores of rupees by promising attractive returns.

Resident of Kaustubh bungalow in Vivekanand Nagar on Wardha Road, Joshi started Raviraj Investment and Strategies Company in January 2010 and started operations. Under this company, he established various companies like Raviraj Mining, Raviraj Agro, Raviraj Wealth Management, Raviraj Infracon, Raviraj Centre for Social Reconstruction.

Joshi had three schemes to attract investors. Under first plan, depositors would get Rs 3,000 interest per month at the interest rate of 3 per cent on deposit of Rs 1 lakh. In second plan, the investor would get Rs10,000 tri-monthly interest at the interest rate of 10 per cent on deposit of Rs  lakh.

The third scheme was about fixed deposit. Under this scheme, the investor would get 2 time more amount on money invested for 2 and half years.

After he cheated Vijay Waman Marathe (also a resident of Vivekanand Nagar) by Rs 2 lakh, the latter lodged a complaint at Dhantoli police station. On the basis of this complaint, offence under sections 420, 406, 120 B of the Indian Penal Code and section 3 of MPID Act against Rajesh Joshi, other company directors and agents on July 8, 2014.

EOW team had arrested Rajesh Joshi on August 7, 2014. Three motor cars worth Rs 31 lakh and documents of many properties were seized from his possession. Police inspector N P Pawar investigated the case.

Sameer Joshi files bail plea in HC

Meanwhile, the mastermind of infamous Shreesurya scam Sameer Joshi is still struggling to bail out of jail. He reportedly filed a petition in the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court for bail in offences registered in Amravati and Akola. The court on Tuesday gave time up to October 7 to the government to file reply on this as last chance. Sameer and his wife Pallavi Joshi are the main accused. The high court has given bail to Pallavi and she is out of prison. Sameer is in the jail since 11 months. Maximum jail for crime committed by him is 7 years.