People who had deposited money at a jewellery shop under various gold schemes on Saturday staged demonstration in front of the shop demanding the arrest of the owners who allegedly duped few crore rupees from them.
The victims also alleged that the police are yet to take any action against the accused despite of a complaint lodged against the organisation at the Tollygunge police station giving a detailed account on how the customers have been cheated by the organisation.
It was learnt that many customers had deposited money at Senco Gold Abhushan Pvt. Ltd. on Rashbehari Avenue under various gold schemes including ~ Swarna Trishna and Dhan Bridhhi. Under these schemes, the customers were told by the jewellery shop authorities that if they deposit money in monthly instalment schemes for 12 months, the authorities would contribute an amount equal to that of a monthly instalment.
Many people had, therefore, deposited money for over 12 months. But it was alleged that after the completion of terms, the jewellery shop authorities neither provided them any jewellery nor paid the money back to the customers.
The customers had been alleging for quite sometimes that the shop authorities were not ready to pay back the money and buying time from the depositors. The complainants claimed that the shop owner, Anirban Sen on September 30 promised that the all the amount would be paid within a stipulated time but he again failed to keep his promise. After the accused failed to pay back the amount of the depositors, they lodged a complaint in the police station on August 4 against the jewellery shop authorities.
The customers alleged that the police failed to take enough action against the accused who seems to be absconding. The shop situated on Rashbehari Avenue also remained closed. Even the residential apartment situated in the same building where the owners used to live, remains empty.
According to the customers, the total amount deposited with the jewellery shop could nearby be around Rs 17 crore. Complainants alleged that many of them had deposited around Rs 2-3 lakhs while some others had deposited a hefty sum of Rs 6 lakh but they could never guess that a well reputed organisation could dupe people with fake promises of gold. The customers used to deposit Rs 1,000, Rs 500 under these schemes.