The Navi Mumbai police have registered a case against three directors of an export company and another person for allegedly cheating a sugar trader in Dubai of Rs 93.6 lakh, an official said on Wednesday. The accused took an order of supplying sugar to the trader. They allegedly took from him Rs 1.14 crore towards 15 per cent advance of the total amount for the order since January 2022. They supplied 75 tonnes of sugar worth Rs 21,38,194 but failed to supply the remaining agreed quantity, thus cheating the trader of Rs 93,60,450, the Navi Mumbai police official said. The trader’s brother lodged a police complaint after the accused defaulted on the sugar supply.
AdvertisementThe accused had forged documents of a Kolhapur-based sugar factory and submitted them to the victim to obtain the supply order, the police said quoting the complaint. Based on the complaint, the Sanpada police on Tuesday registered a case against the four accused under Indian Penal Code sections 420 (cheating), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 467, 468, 471 (forgery) and 34 (common intention), the official said.
A probe was on into the case.