It wasn’t simply open part banks (PSBs) that endured a shot from advances and assurances to precious stone firms keep running by Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi. Upwards of 24 organizations and 18 representatives, who had taken establishment of their gems image in the vicinity of 2013 and 2017, documented criminal protestations of monetary insolvency because of rupture and misrepresentation perpetrated by the two.
These agents and firms had opened establishment showrooms of Choksi-possessed Gitanjali Jewelry and Gili in Delhi, Agra, Meerut, Bengaluru, Mysuru, Karnal, parts of Gujarat and Rajasthan.
As per records got to by TOI, the FIRs enlisted in every one of the cases manage criminal connivance, extortion and infringement of understanding by Choksi’s organizations to send supplies of jewel and valuable diamonds, regardless of taking security stores between Rs 3 crore and Rs 20 crore from franchisees.
Sources in the wage impose office said that they were assessing the liabilities, ventures and benefit when the charge by Choksi’s organizations.
A three-year get that was marked between Choksi’s organizations and franchisees ordered a settled least assurance commission (MGC) by him at 12% for every annum on security store, aside from rental for the gems showroom. The franchisees, notwithstanding, a distinguished infringement that Gitanjali would either not recharge the stock, send things which conveyed costs substantially lesser than the market rates, or not pay the rent.
A Delhi-based representative, Vaibhav Khurana, was among the first to identify Choksi association’s “misrepresentation” in 2013. He opened a retail location in Rajouri Garden yet needed to close it down after Gitanjali purportedly did not send him stocks for Rs 3 crore, in spite of taking the installment.
“Truth be told, they sent those things of which the market cost was significantly less, yet the showroom cost was 3-4 times a greater amount of the genuine value,” one FIR expressed.
Upwards of three FIRs in Karnataka in 2015 uncovered that one franchise, Amit Kumar from Mysuru, had a Rs 1.7 crore check issued by Gitanjali ricocheted, while one Hari Prasad neglected to get Rs5 crore rental for his showroom to offer Gitanjali Gems.
As indicated by records, the FIRs much of the time were enlisted simply after court’s impedance. The records likewise uncover that Choksi would look for suppressing of FIR as a rule.