Nagpur’s Nandavan Police have booked five persons for forging signatures of Seven Star Hospital directors for swindling Rs 6.22 lakh. On the basis of a complaint by the hospital director Dr Zoeb Haider (56), the police have booked Nitesh Mahalle (30), Sadananda Songanjir (25), Sujar Hinge (25), Abhilash More (25) and Pranali Kadam (24). The money was embezzled by the accused between April 2019 and April 2020.
As per the police, the accused, who worked at the hospital, would embezzle the money by claiming that the deposit by new patients is being used to refund the deposit by patients treated earlier at the hospital. The accused then forged signatures of Dr Haider and another director Dr Sadashiv Bhole to take the money rather than depositing it in the hospital’s bank account.
Following the complaint, a case has been registered against the accused at Nandanvan police station under sections 408 (Punishment for criminal breach of trust by clerk or servant), 420 (Cheating and dishonesty inducing delivery of property), 467 (Forgery of valuable security, will, etc) 468 (Forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (Using as genuine a forged document), and 477-A (Falsification of accounts) of the IPC.