PANAJI: Economic Offences Cell (EOC) of the Goa police has filed a charge-sheet against four persons including a foreign national in connection with allegedly cheating several investors to the tune of around Rs 2.61 lakh.
The alleged accused have been identified as Edney Heredia and Edna Heredia from Old Goa, Ghanshyam Raja from Tamil Nadu and Ana Bento, a Portuguese national. The private firm Banners Broker India has also been named as accused in the case.
According to the police, the case was registered in 2014. The police said that the accused persons/directors dishonestly induced gullible public to invest in the company and when got entrusted with the investment funds, dishonestly misappropriated the funds and cheated the investors to the tune of Rs 2.61 lakh. Police said that the alleged accused did not obtain necessary permission from Reserve Bank of India to run the business as non banking finance company.
The charge-sheet has been filed before a court under IPC Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) and under the Prize Chits and Money Circulation (banning) Act, informed the police.