The Pune City Police on Thursday pressed two more charges against Kiran Gosavi, a witness of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the Mumbai cruise ship drugs case, in the 2018 case registered against him with Faraskhana Police Station.
“Section 465 (forgery) and Section 468 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) have been added against Gosavi in the case for allegedly forging several documents and using them at multiple places,” the police said in a statement.
He was earlier booked under sections 419, 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) along with relevant sections of the Intellectual Technology (IT) Act.
Mr Gosavi, detained by Pune City Police on charges of cheating, has been sent to police custody for 8 days by a city court. He will remain in custody till November 5.
Mr Gosavi was detained from the Katraj area of the city in the early hours of Thursday in connection with a cheating case of Rs 18 lakh.
He has also been booked by the Pune police at Kelwa Police station in Palghar for fraud on October 18 this year. As per the police, he had duped lakhs of rupees from people on the pretext of sending them abroad for jobs.
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