Mumbai: A delegation of scientists approached the economic offences wing (EOW) and asked them to investigate a housing fraud in which several developers cheated 51 Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) employees on the pretext of flats.
Flat buyers, including more than a dozen scientists, have lost nearly Rs 5.87 crore.
An FIR was registered with the Trombay police last month but the scientists feel there is no progress. They feel the EOW should take up the investigation as it has a specialized “housing unit” for investigating such fraud.
Chandrabhan Basak, a scientist, initially lodged the FIR against the developer, Ajit Singh, and his four aides including, BARC employee Deep Nagpal. According to the complaint, Nagpal acted as a middleman in the fraud and got the developers to meet the scientists. The accused had promised the victims flats in Navi Mumbai. The victims had paid an advance and were waiting to take possession of the flats when the developers reneged on the deal.
The Times of India, April 11, 2014