Man made director of 80 private companies by intimidating family

KOLKATA: A 58-year-old Employee From A Private Company In Burrabazar Has Filed A Police Force Against One Of His Close Relatives, A Taxpayer, After He Alleged That He Had Provided His Documents To Multiple Investment Firms. The Complainant Was More Shocked When He Discovered That He Was Director Of At Least 80 Companies In Bengal And Other States.

The Complainant Has Been Saying Since 2007 That He Had Provided His Agent Statements, Photo ID Card Copies, Photos And Bank Details To The Agent, Who Happened To Be His Neighbor.

" I Always Gave Him All These Documents, Because He Had Promised To Submit The IT Declaration To Me. Because He Was A Close Relative, I Did Not Suspect A Cheating," The Complainant Told TOI In His Rented House In Hatkhola. North Of Kolkata. He Said That From 2017 He Received Letters From Various Government Agencies And Income Tax Departments. Although He Didn't Pay Much Attention To The Letters At First, He Suspected He Was Playing Dirty After Government Officials Started To Visit His House." I Contacted A Lawyer And Was Shocked To Find Out That I Became Director Of 80 Companies. I Am A Poor Man Who Survives With A Salary Of Rs 10,000 A Month. We Don't Even Have Our Own House," Said The Complainant.

In Realizing The Fraud, He Grabbed The Family Member And Demanded A Statement. The Agent Reportedly Beat Him And Threatened Him With Serious Consequences.

" I Moved The Court And A Complaint Was Registered At The Police Station Of Jorabagan Against The Family Member And A Number Of Other Unidentified People," Said The 58-year-old. A Senior Kolkata Police Officer Said They Received The Complaint And Started A Case Under IPC Sections 420 (cheating), 406 (Criminal Violation Of Trust), 467 (Forgery Of Valuable Security), 323 (Voluntary Causing Pain), 506 (criminal) Bullying) And 120B (criminal Conspiracy) Against The Accused." We Have Registered An FIR And Investigate The Case," Said The Officer.

The Family Of Four From Rajasthan Have Been Living For Decades As Tenants At The Shankar Halder Bylane Address In Hatkhola." The Most Companies I Am Appointed Director Are Dubious And Criminal Cases Are Already Registered Against The Original Directors. I Am A Poor Man Was Never Associated With One Of These Companies," Said The Complainant, Whose Next Court Session Will Be Later This Month.