Cybercriminals duped Sonam Kapoor’s father-in-law Harish Ahuja out of Rs 27 crore. During an investigation into the crime, Faridabad Police busted a gang involved in the crime.
Police in Faridabad have nabbed a gang of cybercriminals suspected of defrauding an export-import firm owned by the father-in-law of film actor Sonam Kapoor here of over 27 crores.
It is alleged that the tricksters duped Mrs. Kapoor’s father-in-law Harish Ahuja’s Faridabad-based business, Shahi Export Factory, through the misappropriation of Rebates of State and Central Taxes and Levies licenses meant for his firm, on the basis of his forged Digital Signature Certificate and encashing them.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police (Headquarters) in Faridabad, Nitish Agarwal, explained the method by which the highly innovative cyber fraud is perpetrated, saying the government offers some incentives to export firms in the form of ROSCTL licenses, which entitle them to a rebate on excise and customs duties.
DCP said these ROSCTL licenses are similar to digital coupons worth several lakh rupees. These coupons entitle the company to claim rebates on taxes and duties. In addition, fraudsters had stolen 154 ROSCTLs worth *27.61 crores from Ahuja’s firm, transferring them to fake and fictitious companies they had set up, and encashing them.
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The Faridabad Police has nabbed ten members of the alleged gang that defrauded Harish Ahuja’s company.
Earlier in December 2020, Ahuja’s company, Shahi Exports, filed a police complaint alleging its digital coupons worth Rs 27.6 crore had been transferred to a newly established firm – allegedly created by the gang – after someone impersonated Ahuja, the company’s head.
Harish Ahuja is the father-in-law of actor Sonam Kapoor and father. Police believe the gang members, who are thought to be active in four states, had set up a fictitious company called Black Curve Corporation. This company acquired a discount coupon from Shahi Exports.
Sonam married Anand Ahuja, the son of Harish Ahuja, in a traditional Sikh ceremony on May 8, 2018. She was last spotted with her father Anil Kapoor and brother Harshvardhan Kapoor in the film AK vs AK, directed by Anurag Kashyap.
According to reports, the actress will appear in ‘Blind’, directed by Shome Makhija. In the film, Sonam plays a blind cop on the hunt for a serial killer.