2 employees arrested for duping Tata Sky of Rs 7cr
According to EOW officers, the two accused have been identified as Jaffar Bootwala and Nitesh Barbhaiya. While Bootwala is a marketing manager, Barbhaiya is an executive.
Additional Commissioner of Police (EOW) Rajvardhan confirmed that an FIR had been registered in the case. “We have received a formal complaint from the organisation. Our investigations are on,” he said. EOW sources said the fraud came to light when a supplier approached the organisation and complained that a Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) entry had been made in his income tax returns.
“Tata Sky began probing the complaint and an internal audit was ordered. When the audit report came out, it was learnt that the organisation was swindled of Rs 7.68 crore and that fake invoices and bills for supply of products had been passed on as genuine. Officials of Tata Sky then found out that the duo was responsible for the fraud. They approached us and we registered a case,” said an officer, requesting anonymity.
The officer said the police have learnt that some of the documents had forged signatures on them. “The accused seem to have forged the signature of the vice-president, marketing.
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