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A retired Brazilian NRI allegedly cheated by an Indian company
Today IPS Officer and Social Activist, Amitabh Thakur presented an application at Kakadeo police station, Kanpur for registration of FIR against some officers of Uttar Pradesh Industrial Consultants Limited (UPICO), Kanpur for having allegedly cheated and misappropriated US$ 30289 (approx 18.25 lakh rupees) from a retired Indian Gauri Shankar Prakash residing in Brazil.

As per the application, Gauri Shankar Prakash along with Brazilian national Marco Antonio Torres Carvalho worked for UPICO during December 2008 to April 2009 spending their personal money on the official directions of A K Bhatnagar, then CMD, UPICO. At that time A K Bhatnagar had personally requested Gauri Shankar to come forward and support the UPICo?s Brazil project for the sake of National honour. A proud, gentle and simple man Gauri Shankar Prakash agreed to assist the project and put in his personal resources. He even took some loan to spend on this endeavour.

But at the time of payment of bills, the next CMD Vikram Hans allegedly refused the legitimate claims of Gauri Shankar. Though Commerce Ministry, Government of India released the entire amount for the Brasil project by July 2009 itself, as per Gauri Shankar UPICO swindled his money through forgery in their accounts and the balance sheet.

Gauri Shankar has been pursuing the matter for long but UPICO has so far been blatantly denying his lawful rights, saying that no such payment exists as per their records. Then he contacted Mr. Amitabh Thakur through another Indian, Amitabh Ranjan staying in Brazil and authorized Mr. Thakur to pursue the matter. Mr. Thakur had personal talks with A K Bhatnagar, Vikram Hans and present MD Praveen Singh and had first hand concluded that Gauri Shankar Prakash, an old and sincere man having put in his money and efforts for the sake of India?s glory seems to have been cheated by some officials of UPICO. Hence Mr. Thakur has presented an FIR to SSP, Kanpur and have talked to him and Inspector, Kakadeo who have assured registration of FIR.
The Socialist Activist only wish people are more sensitive in such matters and don?t give a bad name to the entire country through their acts of personal greed.

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