CBI files case against Mumbai jeweller for Rs 568 crore loan obtained through forged documents

Mumbai, December 12, 2019: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against a Mumbai based private jewellery company; its three directors and unknown others including unknown public servants u/s 120-B r/w 420, 467, 468 & 471 of IPC and 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of the PC Act (as amended in 2018) on a complaint from a bank.

The case has been registered against M/s P&S Jewellery Ltd., Mumbai and its three Directors i.e Paresh Chabildas Shah, Sahil Paresh Shah & Viraj Chetan Shah.

It was alleged that the said company availed cash credit facilities to the tune of Rs. 578.50 crore under consortium banking arrangement from eight banks viz. Union Bank of India, State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Andhra Bank, Vijaya Bank, Central Bank of India, Canara Bank & Syndicate Bank and cheated these banks by way of forgery & using forged documents as genuine. This caused wrongful loss to these banks of about Rs.568.52 crore(approx).

Searches have been conducted today at 13 places including office/residential premises of the accused & others in Mumbai, Lonavala( Maharashtra), which led to recovery of various incriminating documents.