Published On : Mon, Jun 5th, 2017

Sitabuldi cops bust gang of fraudsters grabbing property, cheating banks

Property Deal Fraud

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Sitabuldi police have busted a gang of fraudsters who grabbed a property with the help of bogus documents and also managed to cheat banks by procuring loans for purchasing the said property. The mastermind of the gang has been arrested.

The key accused, Ajay alias Suraj Annaji Thakre. Thakre allegedly hatched a plan to usurp the property owned by father of Bharti Lulekar (48), an officer with Ordnance Factory, Ambajhari. The accused Thakre and his wife Soni applied for loan of Rs 50 lakh from ICICI Bank’s Civil Lines Branch to purchase the property in name of Shyamsunder Lulekar. They took the cheque in name of Lulekar while their associates opened account with Indian Overseas Bank. The impersonator of Lulekar then made sale deed of the property in name of Thakre couple. Another person impersonated as Nitin Lulekar and their joint account was with Indian Overseas Bank’s Hudkeshwar Branch. Thereafter, Thakre and his wife systematically diverted the money in various trenches to various accounts. The accused defrauded Bharti Lulekar and the two banks to the tune of Rs 1.50 crore.

The other accused involved in the frauds include Yogesh Purshottam Thakre, Subhash Pundlik Shende, and Ashish Sahare.

Acting on the complaint of Bharti Lulekar, Sitabuldi PSI H C Chavan registered an offence under Sections 419, 420, 467, 468, 471, 474 and 120 (B) of IPC. Cops have so far arrested the key accused Ajay Annaji Thakre.