Pune: Talawade Company director duped by a supervisor on the pretext of supplying labourers during lockdown
Pune: Chikhali police have booked two persons on charges of duping a director of a company based in Talawade of Rs 1 lakh on the pretext of supplying labourers to the company during the recent lockdown imposed in the state.
The incident took place during the lockdown period of May 2 to June 15 at Madhure Infra Engineering Pvt Ltd Company's office, located at Rupee Nagar in Talawade. The company was taking follow-up with the suspect for the past one and a half month, but when he refused to communicate the officials approached police and lodged an FIR.
The prime suspect has been named as Yogesh Dhanawade and his accomplice as Sanjay Chamedia in the complaint. The identity of the suspect has not been ascertained by police yet. Anant Shrirang Kendre (32) a resident of Moshi and working as the administration executive of the company has filed the complaint against the duo at Chikhali police station.
According to the information given by Kendre to police, the suspect Yogesh Dhanawade had joined the company in May as a supervisor. He worked at different sites for the company. He did not provide his documents at the time of joining citing lockdown and other reasons. Yogesh was very particular about his own work and meticulously planned work for others too. As a result, Kendre started trusting him in a short while. A few days later, Yogesh told Kendre that labourers would be needed at the sites for work. Since the lockdown was in place, the workforce was not easily available.
Yogesh Dhanawade later convinced the company director Madhure that he could arrange for 30 to 40 labourers from his native place in Yavatmal district. Since the company officials trusted him, Madhure gave Yogesh permission to bring labourers from Yavatmal. Yogesh took 20 thousand rupees for travel expenses and 80 thousand rupees to bring 40 labourers from Yavatmal. These amounts were transferred to two bank accounts of Yogesh, one at Ahmednagar and other in Yavatmal.
Yogesh did not return for nearly 1.5 months after taking the money and stopped responding to calls made by company officials. A case has been filed against him under sections 406 (Punishment for criminal breach of trust), 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the IPC. Chikhlali police are investigating the case.