Aarti’s partners hatched a conspiracy and approached Lakhanpal Promoters and Builder Pvt. Ltd to take a loan of Rs 4.5 crore.
New Delhi: The Delhi police’s Economic Offense Wing (EOW) has registered an FIR based on the complaint of former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag’s wife Aarti against her business partners and others for alleged criminal breach of trust, cheating, and forgery. She alleged in her compliant that her partners in ‘SMGK Argo Export’ firm took a loan of Rs 4.5 crore from another company by forging her signature and later defaulted in payment.
According to the FIR, Ms Aarti has stated that she became a partner in the firm by way of investment done by her after getting assurance and representations made by accused Rohit Kakkar, who is the son of accused Prabha Kakkar.
“After Aarti invested in the firm, it was decided by all the partners that she would not look after the management and affairs of the firm on a day to day basis. Therefore, Aarti withdrew her power to operate the bank account of the firm. However, she remained one of the authorised signatory in the bank operations,” the FIR stated.
“Aarti’s partners hatched a conspiracy and approached Lakhanpal Promoters and Builder Pvt. Ltd to take a loan of Rs 4.5 crore. Aarti said that the accused approached the creditor without her knowledge and consent,” it further stated.
“While approaching the creditor, the accused persons—in order to get credit—used the name of her husband, Virender Sehwag, to show the credibility of the firm and thereby influenced the creditors. They availed a loan of Rs 4.5 crore by executing a forged tripartite agreement in 2016. In order to take out the loan from the creditors, the accused persons also forged Aarti’s signature. Both the accused had issued two post-dated cheques to the firm, from which they took the loan,” Ms Aarti said in her complaint.
She further said that when she confronted the issue with the accused persons, they admitted their act. However, before she could take any action against the accused, they entered into a settlement agreement with the creditor.
The firm then took the case to the court, following which the complainant came to know about the loan and later found out that her signature had been forged.
“Following Aarti’s complaint, a case under Sections 420, 468, 371, and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered and investigation is underway,” said a senior police official.