has cheated hotel, hospital, car dealers
Pune, March 1,2006
Express News Service
NON-RESIDENT Indian Aniruddh N Mani
(28) was arrested by the Bund Garden police in a cheating
case on Tuesday.
Inspector Mahendra Pardeshi from Bund Garden police
station said Ashutosh Chandrakant Kulkarni, general
manager of Seasons Service company had lodged a complaint
alleging that a cheque issued by Mani as rent for
a flat taken on lease from the company had been dishonoured.
The firm provides apartments on rent. Kulkarni alleged
that Mani had availed the services of the company
to take flats on lease in Koregaon Park for himself
and two other persons between February 11 and February
Mani, who was required to pay Rs 72,000 to the company,
issued a cheque of Rs 80,000 which was dishonoured
when deposited. Mani and his aged grandmother Shanta
Narayan Swamy were living at the rented apartment.
Investigations have revealed that Mani was involved
in duping some hotels, car dealers and hospitals in
According to Pardeshi, Mani had stayed at Hotel Sun-n-Sand
on Bund Garden Road on February 16 and 17. He allegedly
issued a cheque of over Rs two lakh to the hotel saying
that he was going to stay for a month. He was asked
to leave when the cheque bounced.
Mani had also issued cheques of Rs 41 lakh and Rs
16 lakh to car dealers for a Pajero and a Sonata which
also bounced. The cars were not delivered to Mani.
He admitted his grandmother to a private hospital
in Kothrud last month and the cheque of Rs 30,000
he issued to settle the bills too bounced, said Pardeshi.
Mani has been remanded to police custody till March
5 and his passport has been seized. He is being questioned