Published On : Wed, Sep 4th, 2013

NCP leader, businessman and others booked for duping donated cash, valuables at Sai Mandir

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Nagpur News : On the High court’s order, Dhantoli police has booked seven people of Sai Mandir trust of Wardha road, including a political leader and a well know city businessman for allegedly duping cash and gold ornaments worth Rs 21 lakhs donated at Sai Mandir on Wardha road.

Babasaheb Uttarwar alias Jayant, a resident of Rahate Colony, Vijay Talewar of Ramdaspeth, Sanjay Shinde, Keshav Thakre from Abhyankar Nagar, Khare town resident Ramnarayan Mishra, Raju Jaiswal and Ramdaspeth resident Narayandas Saraf- a renowned businessman were booked for fraud.

Uttarwar was the chairman; Talewar was secretary, Sanjay Shinde as treasurer of Sai Baba Seva Mandal. Disputes between the trustees began since 2009 when the deputy charity commissioner alleged its seven members for swindling the donated property of the temple.

Talewar, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) west Nagpur president, was arrested by Sitabuldi police for his involvement in a case of rioting and other offences in March 2012 over a property dispute. He was given bail immediately after arrest.

Initially, Dhantoli police has refused to take the complaint. Thus, Avinash Shegaonkar appealed before The High court. He had alleged that then alleged seven members of the trustees had duped the donated amount of temple-cash Rs 30,000, 500 gram gold ornaments and 22 kilo silver.

Police are yet to arrest any of the alleged person.