As per a report by DNA, Mukesh Ambani, the richest person in India and one of the richest in the world, has been defrauded by a person named Kalpesh Daftari. As per the report, Sankalp Creations Private Limited, a company owned by Kalpesh Daftari, scammed 13 licenses of the special agriculture and village industry scheme, Vishesh Krishi and Gram Udyog Yojana (VKGUY).
These licenses were challaned in the name of Hindustan Continental Limited and sold to Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Limited, says the report. The investigation agencies of the Indian government for the financial crimes, Enforcement Directorate and CBI have all, started an investigation against the company and Kalpesh Daftari based on an FIR filed by CBI.
The 13 licenses, whose ownership was transferred from one company to another company, were sold to RIL for 6.8 crore rupees. The investigation against Daftari and few other names like Ahmad, Piyush Veeramgama, and Vijay Gadhia, is being conducted under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The case was registered against these individuals under sections 13 (2) and 13 (1) (d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 besides sections 420, 467, 468, 471, 477A of IPC fraud etc.
ED has already attached the properties owned by Sankalp creations worth 4.87 crore rupees, including a commercial property in Mumbai and few other commercial properties in Rajkot.
Mukesh Ambani is among the smartest businessmen of the country and is known to be an astute business mind and a tough negotiator, but this man ended up defrauding his company of 6.8 crore rupees.
The leadership style of Mukesh Ambani epitomises the traditional Indian style running a Hindu undivided family business. He involves himself in every large-scale project and is known for his ability to visualise, conceive and implement mega projects down to the last screw and nail. He has planned and overseen some of the country’s grand projects, including the Rs. 15,000 crore Reliance Petroleum plant in Jamnagar, the single biggest investment in post-liberalised India.
Mukesh Ambani is a 24X7 businessman with a low profile and workaholic persona; he hardly interacts with the media except on company’s annual day functions. He is known to work for monopoly in the markets, similar to his father.
In the early days of the business, Mukesh Ambani’s father monopolised the thread-making business, and now he, himself is doing the same in the telecommunication market. Since his company entered the market with a 1GB free data and unlimited free calling package throughout India, the prices of calling and data services have crashed. He was being compared to the freebie distributing Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu but he was doing it with his own money, not the taxpayers’ money.
Within a year, his company captured almost 20 per cent of the telecommunications market. His style of doing business is the same in other markets too. Friends and rivals use two words to describe Mukesh Ambani – obsessive and ruthless. Of late, another description has floated – controlled freak, but of the positive kind.