ONE of the most controversial clubs, the National Sports Club of India (NSCI) is in news again but for a bad reason. The Tardeo police have arrested eight Board of Directors\members and accountants of NSCI Staff Co-Operative Credit Society Ltd, Mumbai in a loan fraud scam. Forging all documents the accused allegedly sanctioned loans on name of 26 society members but pocketed amount worth of Rs 81,01,916.
Arrested accused are identified as Girish Misal (accountant), V K Arjunan, Bimbisar G Kamble, Naresh S Marchande, Renuka D Pardeshi, Kaushlya Shetty, Chandrakant B Ruke and Suresh Ruke. Two accused Rammohan Mishra and Sudhir Jadhav have taken anticipatory bail.
On September 20, 2014, additional special auditor-2 M N Korde registered FIR at Tardeo police station. On same day police arrested accountant Girish Misal and another accused were arrested on September 22, 2014. All accused have been remanded in police custody till September 29, 2014.
According to police few society members including Ashok Kamble, Gajendra Trivedi and Sanjay Birwatkar (director) came to know about fraud last year. Since then they were complaining against the accused. They had also complained in Economic Offences wing (EOW) of Mumbai police, but nothing happened.
On September 11, 2014 the members complained (copy available with ABI (abinet.org) to chief minister Prithviraj Chavan, Home Minister R R Patil and others. As per audit report (copy available with ABI (abinet.org)) the Mumbai District Co-operative Bank had sanctioned cash credit Rs 3 crore 50 lakh to NSCI Staff Co-Operative Credit Society Ltd., taking advantage of which the accused forged the all documents and got loans sanctioned of worth of Rs 81,01,916. The scam occurred between March 31, 2013 and April 1, 2014.
“We (those duped) had never applied for loans in our society,” said Sanjay Birwatkar.
The accused forged 26 society member’s documents but sanctioned loan on name of-outsiders-Suresh G Pichurle Rs (5,30,000), Santosh Nair (Rs 2,50,000), Harishchandra Atmaram Bhoir (Rs 2,90,000) , Subhash P Salvi Rs 2,00,00), Rakesh Sharma Rs 24, 75,000) and Sindhudurg Bank- Girish Misal Rs 28, 35,000).
“The society used forged documents, cheques and identification papers of unsuspecting persons and secured loans. Proper verification of documents was not done by the society and society officials are suspected to have colluded in the fraud,” said Ashok Kamble.
Interestingly, earlier through an affidavit accountant Girish Misal revealed that he has invested amount in buying MHADA flat in Dahisar. He has also revealed that his entire family has full knowledge of the mode and sources of funds.
“Accused have been arrested for cheating and forgery.” said Hanumant Jharak, Sub Inspector, Tardeo Police Station.