Nashik cheating case: 6 bank accounts seized by EOW to discover a money trail

The Nashik Police Economic Crimes Wing (EOW) seized six bank accounts on Tuesday in connection with a fraud case filed by a businessman.

The case made headlines as one of the defendants named in the case was Vaibhav Gehlot, the son of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, although the complainant businessman Sushil Patil (33) later told police he took the name Vaibhav due to a misunderstanding.

Patil had filed a complaint at Gangapur police station in Nashik, and on the instructions of a court there, a case of cheating, forgery, criminal breach of trust was filed on March 17.

Patil had alleged that the defendant offered him a partnership in a business promising high returns and then duped him out of Rs 6.8 crore.

The case was transferred to the EOW from the Nashik Crime Branch last week.

An official said on Tuesday that Patil was only able to show transactions worth Rs 3.90 crore and that trace of the rest of the amount he claims he was cheated on has yet to be found.

To complete the lead, we asked banks to help us with the investigation and seized six bank accounts as part of the investigation, an EOW official said.

Patil, in his statement to police last week, claimed he had named Vaibhav Gehlot as the main defendant. Sachin Valera, a resident of Gujarat, often dropped his name in business conversations, the official said.

Patil told police he had no complaints against Vaibhav Gehlot, whom he had never met, and had never sent or given him any money, the official added.

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Shawanda H. Saldana