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'MLA’s brother' booked for fraud in Faridabad

chandigarh Updated: Oct 30, 2014 14:28 IST
Prabhu Razdan

A case of cheating and fraud has been registered against four persons, including a former ‘close aide’ of Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

A case has been registered against Mahesh Nagar, brother of Tigaon MLA Lalit Nagar on October 27, 2014 soon after change of guard in Haryana, under sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 467 (forgery of valuable security, will etc,), 468 (forgery for cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document) and 120B (punishment of criminal conspiracy) by the Central police here.

Mahesh allegedly used to strike land deals for Vadra in Haryana and Rajasthan.

Police took the action on a complaint filed by a Sector-16 resident of Faridabad Sandeep Kumar, who along with accused Mahesh had a real estate business.

Sandeep said that Mahesh knew about his land in Bikaner, Rajasthan, and Budena Area here as the two were working together for eight years.

“A few months ago, I came to know that Mahesh had forged the power of attorney of my land in Bikaner in favour of a close relative.

I immediately got an FIR registered against him in Kolayat police station, Bikaner, in August this year,” said Sandeep.

“When Mahesh came to know about the FIR, he threatened me of dire consequences and it was then that I came to know he had forged documents to get my Faridabad land also registered in his name.”

Saying that Mahesh used to boast about his proximity to Vadra, Sandeep claimed he stopped working with Mahesh. Sandeep said, “Mahesh often used to say that it was him that struck land deals for Robert Vadra.”

Other accused include Kailash, Umesh and Joginder Pal (a notary). Investigation in the case has begun.

Mahesh’ brother and Congress MLA from Tigaon said, “The deal (between Mahesh and Sandeep) is genuine.

The case is politically motivated.”

DCP Central Sumit Kumar said, “We did not know the accused was well connected politically. The case was registered against Mahesh Nagar going by available proof.”

He added that signature samples of both the complainant and the alleged accused will be sent to a forensic laboratory for further investigation.