Nagpur: Imambada police have booked three partners of a land dealing firm on the charges of not only duping a to the tune of over Rs 1 crore but also cheating Metro Region Department of Nagpur Improvement Trust and Office of District Collector by forging documents with bogus seals and signatures.
The accused have been identified as Umakant Vitthalrao Meghe, Narendra Hemant Patil and Harshal Prabhakar Chikhle, all partners in ‘Gharkul In For,’ situated at Plot No. 423, near Krida Chowk, Hanuman Nagar Post Office in Imambada area. The three accused, in a well-planned conspiracy, offered to sell a plot admeasuring 2421 sq ft situated in Nagpur Rural Khasra No. 116, PH No. 36, to Anant Manohar Rahate (40), resident of Munshiwada Galli, near Natraj Talkies, Mahal. After winning trust of Anant, the accused took Rs 3,00,300 as agreement amount. Later, the accused forged documents in the name of NIT with the help of bogus seals and signatures for permission to use the land for residential purpose and also submitted the bogus documents to office of District Collector for approval to use the said land for residential purpose.
Moreover, the three accused partners, sold the said plot and other plots to 52 other purchasers and also prepared registries. The accused, with these fraudulent acts per[etrated between 2009 and 2013, duped Anant Rahate to the tune of Rs 1.3 crore in the land deal.
Imambada PSI Shinde, on the basis of Anant Rahate’s complaint, has booked the three accused partners Umakant Vitthalrao Meghe, Narendra Hemant Patil and Harshal Prabhakar Chikhle under Sections 420, 406, 465, 467, 468, 471, 34 of IPC and launched a probe into the matter.