Aurangabad: After several months of speculation, the Aurangabad rural police on Tuesday, registered the first FIR in the Ponzi scheme ‘30-30’, as a part of which, many farmers are suspected of being duped to the tune of several crores.
The police officials said that the suspects have targeted only the farmers who has received crores as compensation against the acquisition of their lands for the Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi super expressway.
Nimit Goyal, the superintendent of police said that there have been reports about this Ponzi scheme for quite a while, but a concrete complaint in this regard has recently reached the police.
“We want all the victims to come forward and lodge complaints against the suspects running this Ponzi scheme,” said Goyal, while assuring an in-depth probe against the suspects.
Santosh Mane, assistant inspector at Bidkin police station said that based on the complaint by a 30-year-old woman, who is victim famer’s wife, two suspects have been booked on the charges of cheating, criminal breach of trust and criminal intimidation. In addition to this, the sections of the Maharashtra Protection of Interest of Depositors (in financial establishments) Act, 1999 has also been invoked against the duo.
API Mane said, as per the complaint, the farmer has been duped by the suspected duo to the tune of Rs 10 lakh, on the pretext of returning him Rs 15 lakh within two months.
Under this scheme, the investor farmer had been assured a 30% return per month….

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