Monday, December 16, 2013

One more held in 25cr land fraud

Mumbai: The city EOW on Saturday arrested a 42-year-old man, Niam-ul-Haque, in connection with a Rs 25-crore cheating and counterfeiting government stamp case. This is the second arrest in the case. 

    The EOW, on December 13, arrested a businessman, Ashish Shah, and showed his wife Aparna, Darayus Panthakey, partner of Phiroze M Dastoor & Co as wanted accused for allegedly conspiring to sell a 1,000-acre plot near Panvel, which was not in their possession, to a developer. The complainant, Rajendra Bajaria, deputy general manager of Sheth developers, told police, “The Shahs had created a false MoU to create an impression of having sold their land to Haque, who is shown to have paid Rs 1.25 crore. But receipts don’t indicate the mode of payment. Moreover, the MoU that appears to have been notorised before notary public N N Konkar does not bear any registration number.”

    The police may summon Mira Road property dealers in this case. — Mateen Hafeez

The Times of India, December 16,2013

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