Man showed dead mother as alive for Rs. 285 crore property, arrested

Noida Police arrested a Mumbai-based man, his wife and son based on the complaint of his brother for alleged fraud, including showing their dead mother as alive on documents, to take her properties worth Rs. 285 crore.

On December 15 Sunil Gupta, his wife Radha and son Abhishek were arrested by the police from their Hiranandani Gardens home in Mumbai’s Powai area and were produced in a court.

On the directions of the district court, an FIR was registered at Sector 20 police station moved by Vijay Gupta who alleged fraud by his elder brother Sunil his wife, two sons, and five others in the five-year-old case.

Station House Officer Manoj Kumar Pant stated that “After their mother’s demise, Gupta had created a fake certificate that she is alive and got documents forged to get a company fraudulently transferred in his and his family’s name causing the complainant a loss of Rs. 285 crore.”

According to the police their mother Kamlesh Rani, who passed away on March 7, 2011, had properties worth Rs. 285 crore, including a candle manufacturing factory in Mumbai which has an office in Noida too.

In her will, she has stated that after her death, the properties would be divided among her sons. But, Vijay Gupta moved the district court alleging his brother had fabricated the documents and got the company.

The official said, “Sunil Gupta had presented documents at the Registrar office in Mumbai showing he was getting the candle manufacturing company as a ‘gift deed’ from his mother seven days after her demise.”

Inspector Pant stated that “After gathering evidence, a team of the Noida Police went to Mumbai and brought Gupta, his wife and one son from their home on transit remand. They were produced in the court here and sent to jail.”