A woman fraudster, who had been on the run abroad since 2004, was recently apprehended by Dubai authorities on the basis of a red corner notice (RCN) issued by the Mumbai police.
Cops said that in 2004, Bhavna Doshi, along with her husband Prakash and a few others, had allegedly duped a Ghatkopar branch of a cooperative bank to the tune of Rs1.50crore.
This is a rare case wherein an Economic Offences Wing (EOW) case accused is being extradited. “The extradition process is on and we are hoping to bring her back and continue the court prodecures,” said joint commissioner of police (crime) Himanshu Roy.
An EOW officer alleged that the Doshis had prepared bogus documents to avail the bank’s credit facility to run the marketing and investment company they had opened. “While the EOW was looking into the case, Doshi fled the country,” the officer said, adding that she will be produced before the court after her extradition.
Recently, the Mumbai police’s extradition cell, headed by inspector Shalini Sharma, were alerted by the Interpol through diplomatic channels that Bhavna has been holed up in Dubai. Prakash, too, is believed to be out of the country and an RCN has been issued against him.
An officer from the extradition cell of city police said they have an extradition treaty with the UAE and are hopeful that the process will be speedy and Doshi would be sent here soon.