In one of the Shocking incident, the Goan seamen have duped for Rupees 50 crore by the Margao money exchange firm. The complaint in this regards has been lodged by the 50 Goan seamen on Wednesday at EOC saying that they have been deceived by the Margao-based money exchange firm with the scam of over Rs 50crore. Read the whole insight here.
Some investors who were also duped by the money exchange firm has not made any complaint as of now. The seamen gathered at Economic Offence’s Cell (EOC) in Panjim to register their complaint had also arranged for a meeting in Margao with all the investors who have not filed the complaint as yet.
Taking action on the issue EOC has registered an FIR against Nilesh Raikar, the owner of Kamakshi Forex Pvt Ltd, and has started the investigations. As told by the investors Mr. Raikar used to give a post dated cheques to people who exchanged foreign currency with his firm.
Kamakshi Forex has been there in Margao for many years now and huge numbers of seamen are dealing with this firm. Parties which are affected by the scam are shocked that the firm which used to provide a good service to its cliental till now has unexpectedly defaulted.
The complain registered at EOC is signed by almost 30 seamen from Goa and along with it the cheques which bounced in the last couple of days have also been submitted. Sources have said that, Raikar used to invest the funds coming from the seamen in IPL in betting, but as of now it’s not confirmed.
As per the registered complaint the office of the Kamakshi Forex in Margao is shut and the owners are absconding from April 8. It also said that the flat from Margao where raikar resided has been locked for many days.
According to the complainants, some of the post-dated cheques issued to them have no proper signature and it is said that this was done purposely. It was also revealed that some of the cheques that bounced were signed by the employees themselves.
Previously seamen went to the office of the company in Comba which was closed. It was discovered that earlier too, company had attempted to fool people in the same way and was then forced to pay their money back. According to investors, Raikar used to ask several seamen and their families to invest their foreign exchange in his company. Raikar also used to promise to return them with triple interest on their money. Some investors were actually paid by the company in the past, what they were promised.
One of the victim investor said that, “The police have to intervene and get the offices sealed and his residence confiscated and auction them to pay our money.” The victims had first met the Superintendent of Police in Margao who then directed them to register a complaint at the EOC in Panjim.