District police have booked former Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee secretary Chaman Lal Dada, six of his family members and two property linkers on the charges of duping an NRI of over Rs 3 crores by selling him property on forge documents.
In his complaint given to police, Tehal Singh an NRI of native village Mitha in district Kapurthala alleged that he contacted Vikram Sehgal and Rakesh Kumar Gupta, both property linkers and the residents of Jalandhar for purchasing some land in Jalandhar.
"They showed us the plots in Dada colony on Saipur Road which were owned by the family members of Chaman Lal Dada. After negotiations the deal was finalised in 2.56 crores. We spend Rs. 57 lakhs as government fees at the time of registration," he alleged.
Chaman Lal Dada had remained municipal councillor from Jalandhar and was the secretary of PPCC.
"When I reached there for demarking the plots after getting registration done, the concerned patwari told me that there were no such plots with the specified details. Chaman Lal Dada, conniving with the above said property linkers, made a fraud with me and duped over with Rs.3.5 crores," he added.
The complaint was referred to the Economics Offences Wing for investigation and on its recommendation a case has been registered against Chaman Lal Dada, Promila Dada, Neerija Dada, Ankita Dada, Koustav Dada, Lalita Dada, Vikas Dada, Vikram Sehgal and Rakesh Kumar Gupta at police subdivision No. 8 under sections 420, 65, 67, 68, 71 and 120-B of Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Rakesh Kumar Gupta, one of the accused runs a medico shop in the local Dilkusha Market under banner Gupta Medicos, sources revealed that no arrest had been made yet.