Thane, Apr 23: The owner of V-Care company Sunil Saldhana and wife Rosita, are absconding after they allegedly cheated nearly 44,000 people of crores of rupees.
The couple talked people into investing and multiplying their money with them over the years and then fled with crores of money.
Last year, several people had through consumer complaints and other websites raised their voice and warned the people about the fraud Thane company.
One Monica Musharraf from Mumbai had stated in the Consumer Complaints website that the company, which dealt in concept selling business, has managed to fool around 44,000 people all these years.
The company has been targetting poor and middle class people to invest in their schemes and assured them more than three fold money in return on the amount they invested, it was alleged.
The incidents came to light when Lancy D'Souza of Andheri lodged a complaint at Naupada police station here of being cheated by the Manglorean couple.
After an FIR, police raided the company office and took into custody, directors Balraj Mallik (32), Anju Pandey (25) and Deepali Patil (26). D'Souza alleged in the complaint that the Saldanha couple, who are absconding, cheated as many as 45,000 people from Mangalore, Pune, Bangalore and Dubai.
Apart from this, he also assured investors of providing them flats and a travel to Israel, D'Souza has alleged in his complaint.
Police have registered a case under section 406, 420, 34 and are looking for the culprits.
The Saldanhas also organised the first transgender beauty queen pagaent in Mumbai recently and invited celebrities like Zeenat Aman and Celina Jaitley for the event.
Thane district Congress Committee chief Balkrishna Purnekar has urged Maharashtra Chief Minister Pritviraj Chavan to order a CBI enquiry into the alleged multi crore cheating case by city-based V-Care Group of Companies, whose owners have been accused of duping gullible devotees in the name of God.
In a memorandum, Purnekar said the local police which had registered a complaint in the case had not done much progress since the last 3-4 months. PTI