Nanasaheb Chavan quizzed by Aurangabad CID for KBC scam

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NASIK: Nanasaheb Chavan one of the nine accused in the multi-crore KBC investment scam on Tuesday night returned to Nashik Central Prison after undergoing inquiry from officials of Crime Investigation Department (CID), Aurangabad. An official from CID branch of Nashik said the CID wing in Aurangabad had sought police custody of the accused who is currently serving term in Nashik jail. Chavan was sent to Aurangabad on October 29. Nanasaheb is the brother prime accused in the scam Bhausaheb Chavan, who is on the run.

The officials said that Chavan has offences registered against him for allegedly duping people in Aurangabad, Parbhani, Beed and Hingoli districts in the Marathwada region.

There are 19 offences for cheating, registered against the nine accused in Nashik, Pune, Aurangabad, Parbhani, Beed, Hingoli and other parts of the region.

Speaking to TOI, a CID official said that so far 8060 complainants have come forward in the Rs 210 crore scam. “The numbers are increasing as complainants are still coming forward reporting the dupe. The department is also under the process to segregate complaints according to region and find any common complaints to remove redundancy,” he added.

Meanwhile, the CID is still following up with the CBI, home ministry and Interpol to seek arrest of the main accused Bhausaheb Chavan who is reportedly in Singapore.

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