Published On : Wed, Sep 9th, 2015

Wasankar Scam: Facing court heat, one of accused deposits Rs 50 lakh

Nagpur: The hard-hitting stance taken by the Justice Suryavanshi of Special Court dealing the cases under Maharashtra Protection of Interests of Depositors (MPID) Act has forced one of the horde of accused in the high-profile Wasankar investment fraud case to remit Rs 50 lakh in the office of Economic Offences Wing.

The EOW sleuths later deposited the amount in the court of Justice Suryavanshi. The accused Santobagh Chawla has deposited the amount out of crores of rupees the main accused Wasankar and his cohorts collected from hundreds of depositors in the name of astronomical returns on their investments.

In another significant move, the sleuths of Economic Offenses Wing of Nagpur Crime Branch, under the guidance of Deputy Commissioner of Police (EOW & Cyber Crime) Deepali Masirkar, made some very significant progress in the investigation of the ill-reputed Wasankar case.

It could be mentioned that recently Police Inspector Dane told Nagpur Today that with the court’s strong stance they were able to seize some goods and property belonging to Wasankar and his coterie.

Wasankar and his cohorts have again applied for bail, but the Special Maharashtra Protection of Interest of Depositors Court (MPID Court) was not inclined to give bail to the accused. However, the MPID Court has directed the Police Officials of Economic Offenses Wing of Nagpur Crime Branch to expedite the investigation into the case and to frame the charge-sheet at the earliest so that the trials could begin.