Pune: Movers And Packers Company Decamps With Household Goods, Demand More Money To Deliver; Extortion Case Registered

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Mundhwa, 31st January 2022: An FIR has been registered against four persons, including the owner of Sunlife Packers and Movers as well as Dhareshwar Packers and Movers. The accused did not deliver goods worth Rs 9.1 lakh from Pune to Mumbai and demanded Rs 5000 extra for giving the live location of the tempo.

Based on a complaint from Abhinav Avinash Verma (30), a resident of Keshavnagar, the case has been registered against the owner of the company, tempo driver Ramdas Shelar, Vijay Patil, and Ashwin Raghunath Raikar (27) of Dhayarigaon. Raikar has been arrested. They have been charged for offences under sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating), 384 (extortion), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

According to police, Verma handed over his household goods to Sunlife Packers and Movers to shift them to his home in Mumbai. As decided he paid half the charges (of Rs 13,500 +GST) before and the remaining half amount was to be paid after the delivery of the goods. He left his house in Keshavnagar at 4 pm on January 29 and was following the tempo with the live location. However, the driver deleted the location.

“When I asked to give me the live location, the accused demanded Rs 5,000 extra and to pay the remaining charges immediately or else they will damage the goods”, Verma stated in his complaint.

After that, Verma rushed to the Mundhwa police station. The cops asked the staff to come to the police station to take the remaining amount as decided and deliver the goods. However, the accused did not come. Later the case was registered and police seized the tempo.

Police Sub-Inspector Ashwini Bhosale is further investigating the case.

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