Nagpur Crime Branch’s Economic Offences Wing has on Friday filed supplementary charge-sheet in the notorious Shree Surya Scam, which duped large number of gullible investors on the pretext of doubling their money. An information to this effect was given by Crime Branch PI Phulpagare who told Nagpur Today that the 34000-page chargesheet would be filed in Maharashtra Protection of Interest of Depositors Court (MPID).
He informed that till date 1100 investors have filed their complaints against Sameer Joshi, Pallavi Joshi and his cohorts for duping them. The total amount of defrauded amount is said to be Rs 90 Crores. Though EOW officials did not bring Sameer Joshi to the court, wife of Sameer Joshi, Pallavi Joshi who is out on bail was present in the court.
PI Phulpagare also informed that eight accused have been arrested in the Shree Surya Scam till date. He claimed that more than 50 odd accused are yet to be apprehended.
The charge-sheet was presented before Justice V T Suryavanshi who is the Honourable Judge looking into sentencing of accused under Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act and Maharashtra Protection of Interest of Depositors Act on July 24, 2015.
Advocate S M Ghare, Advocate Jaltare and Advocate Ranjeet Sarde were the council representing Sameer Joshi and Pallavi Joshi.
Chargesheet only one-third of entire case
Special Public Prosecutor Advocate Bhagwan Karade while talking to Nagpur Today claimed that this supplementary charge sheet is only one third of the entire case. There 60 accused in the case, of which 11 accused have already been arrested.
40% of investors money recovered
While answering to a query of the chances of investors receiving their money back, Karade said that they already have 40 % of the total invested amount in the kitty of the competent authority. At the time of final disposal of the case, when they succeed in apprehending the remaining 60 other accused and retrieve the amount from them too, they would certainly be able to return a significant amount of the invested amount of all those investors who had filed their complaints with EOW.
Bleak chances of Joshi getting bail
While answering to another query on the chances of Sameer Joshi accused in Shree Surya Scam, getting bail, Special Public Prosecutor Advocate Bhagwan Karde claimed that they filed the first charge-sheet within the stipulated period under Section 167 (2) of CRPC which blocked his entitlement of getting a bail.