Mumbai: Following the complaints filed by some thirteen "investors" against Heera Gold's Managing Director Nowhera Shaikh and its local manager Imran Shaikh, Maharashtra police on Saturday raided the Heera Gold's Bhiwandi office and seized computers and other office records.
According to Mohammad Ali Ibrahim Fakih, one of the complainant, Maharashtra police raided the Heera Gold's Bhiwandi office Saturday afternoon. Based on the documents seized from Nowhera Shaikh's Bhiwandi office it was revealed that more than three thousand people had deposited huge amounts in the period from 2013 to 2018.
Fakih and 12 others in their complaints said that they had together deposited more than 80 lakh rupees with Nowhera Shaikh's firms.
There is a widespread unrest among the people, who have deposited their money with Heera Gold and Nowhera Shaikh's other firms, after her arrest last Monday by Hyderabad police. Hyderabad police says there are incriminating evidences against Nowhera Shaikh.
"Investors" in Malegaon are also panicked after Nowhera Shaikh's arrest and some of them had gathered near Heera Gold's Malegaon office in Nayapura area of the city on Sunday. Sensing tension, Malegaon police called Abu Zar Ansari, Manager of Heera Gold's Malegaon Office, to police station.
Malegaon Police called Abu Zar Ansari even though there is no complaint filed aganist him or Nowhera Shaikh or Heera Gold in Malegaon. Police said it called Abu Zar Ansari to police station taking a precautionary measure.
On the other hands, attempts are on to get Nowhera Shaikh released on bail. However, Hyderabad police has been able to get 14 days of custody for further probe.
Nowhera Shaikh has offices almost all over India and abroad, especially in UAE. She used to claim trading in gold, promising investors profits to the tune of 30 to 40 percent. She later also started other businesses like textiles and food, and also established shopping malls in some cities, including Hyderabad.
According to Hyderabad police, Nowhera Shaikh is heading about 15 companies under different names. Many of the the companies are involved in collection of deposits/investments in different modes of gold scheme from public wherein these companies commited a return of around 36% per annum for the invested amount.
Meanwhile, in a number of video and text messages posted and shared on social media supposedly by Heera Gold it is maintained that the compnay is committed to return back each and every rupee of the "investors". It also appeals all its members, more than 02 lakhs according to unconfirmed reports, to maintain calm and not to get panicked.
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