Judge bribery accused booked for Rs 9cr fraud

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Apr 22, 2014 10:26 IST

Former additional advocate general of Haryana Sanjiv Bansal, one Rajiv Gupta and his wife Ritu Gupta have been booked in a Rs 9.15 crore property fraud case in Panchkula.

The two men, Bansal and Gupta, are also the accused in the infamous cash at judge’s door bribery scam.
Police have claimed that Vinod Bagai, a resident of Sector 7, and the builder behind Samar Estates, wanted to sell a showroom in Sector 20, Panchkula

After the alleged fraud, The Victim contacted the accused a number of times to recover a number of times to recover the remaining amount and a deal was arrived at between him and Rajiv Gupta, a businessman, in around Rs 12.45 crore in 2012.

The agreement for the showroom was signed on April 10, 2012, and Bagai took Rs 1.5 crore token money. After the registry, Bagai was given Rs 10.95 crore in post-paid cheques, signed by Gupta and Bansal, to be encashed the next month.

However, the cheques bounced. The occupation certificate of the showroom is now in Gupta’s name.

After the alleged fraud, Bagai contacted Gupta a number of times and was paid Rs 6.85 crore in total. For the recovery of the remaining amount, Bagai complained to the Economic Offences Wing (EOW).

It was after investigations that a case was registered against the three people. “They have to return me Rs 9.15 crore, including interest,” said Bagai.

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