Nandanvan police have booked a proprietor of a real estate firm here for allegedly defrauding a Thane based couple by dealing for two flats and later selling it to some other buyer. The couple had dealt for two flats at Rs 30 lakh each and paid Rs 17 lakh to the builder in the duration of six months. The booking was done in 2011. Later the husband died and the things went awry, leaving the widow lady financially cruched.
However, when the lady approached to ask her money back, she was made to wait for long, forcing her to move the police station.
The complaint has been lodged by Vijaya Chandrakant Poddar (59), a native of Dombivali, East Thane. She told Nandanvan police that her husband had booked two flats in the Armaan Dream Homes Pvt Ltd at Hasanbagh Road. The couple had paid Rs 17 lakh to the proprietor by cheque. The accused Anwar Siddiqui, a resident of Killa Road, Mahal, however, sold the two flats to another buyer and defrauded the couple of Rs 17 lakh.
On the complaint of Vijaya, Nandanvan police booked Anwar and registered an offence under Sections 420 of the IPC.
Talking to Nagpur Today, the proprietor Aqueel Anwar Siddiqui clarified that after the death of her husband, they kept contacting the lady who expressed her inability to buy the property due to financial scarcity. “Later she cancelled the booking for those properties and picked up our another property at Mahal. The deal was struck at Rs 35 lakh. Later, we received a notification that she did not want that property either and asked for her money back. We only said that we would return the amount in some duration the way they paid us. But before that could happen, she lodged the complaint at police station. It is like blaming us for what we have not done,” reacts Siddiqui.
He informed that he had done that he could do to make the lady convenient but she was misguided by his brother-in-law who is in Nagpur and hence she did the u-turn. “We even did not know this lady. Her husband had come to us initially when the deal was finalised for the two flats but after his death she came in the picture and requested us to cancel as she was running out of funds. Then she herself decided to pick up another flat in our Mahal scheme and then backed off from that also.” he said.