Anjuna police on Sunday registered a case against three persons, including two Russians, for fraud and cheating and arrested their Goan partner in crime even as they launched a search for the duo.
As is usually done to circumvent the laws of the land, some Russians formed a company named Cosmic Connection Pvt. Ltd and had a Goan Gurudas Govekar from Siolim as a Director of the company, with an office at Mapusa and account with Axis Bank, Mapusa branch.
In 2008, the Bank was given a resignation letter of one of the Directors Mr. Sergei Siarchiv and in his place two other Russians – Alexander and Anastasia – were brought on board of Directors and also authorized to operate the bank account. Incidentally Sergei held 50 per cent stake in the company.
From 2008 till 27th August 2010, the trio reportedly siphoned off a total amount of Rs. 1.62 crore from the company’s bank account.
The sordid episode came to light when another director of the Company Anno Rogevsley came to Goa and discovered the fraud. He immediately lodged a complaint with Anjuna police following which police registered the case and also arrested Gurudas Govekar.