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Businessman, who was defended by MLA Khopde, booked in Rs 48 lakh cheating case

Nagpur: A businessman, who was being defended by BJP MLA Krishna Khopde in a fraudulent money deal, was booked by Sitabuldi police in cheating case.

The accused businessman, Mohd Yusuf Abdul Majeed Agbani (40), resident of Flat No. 302, Kashyap Colony, Mahesh Nagar, allegedly took Rs 80 lakh from Mohd Pervez Abdul Razzak Panjwani (44), resident of Plot No. 32, Namdeo Nagar, Shanti Nagar Road for investing in real estate business and luring him with huge profits.

The complainant, Mohd Pervez Abdul Razzak Panjwani told police that the accused Mohd Yusuf Abdul Majeed Agbani lured him to invest in property dealing business and earn huge profits. After winning his confidence, the accused Mohd Yusuf took Rs 80 lakh from Mohd Pervez and ‘assured’ him to share profits. The ‘deal’ was struck at Sitabuldi-based Amar Prem Hotel, near Jhansi Rani Square. However, forget the share of profits, the accused did not return Mohd Pervez’s invested money. But when Mohd Pervez pressured the accused and told him to return his money, Mohd Yusuf issued cheques of a bank account that was closed since the year 2010. The cheques bounced.

Again when Mohd Pervez demanded his money from Mohd Yusus, he expressed inability on the pretext of misplacement of chequebook. The accused even filed a bogus report about missing of chequebook. But when Mohd Pervez turned heat on the accused, he returned some money but defaulted in return of the remaining Rs 48.30 lakh.

Sitabuldi API Kale, acting on the complaint of Mohd Pervez Abdul Razzak Panjwani, booked the accused Mohd Yusuf Abdul Majeed Agbani, a confidant of BJP MLA Krishna Khopde, under Sections 406, 420, 465, 467, 468, 471, 506 of the IPC and launched an in-depth probe into the matter.