Almost a fortnight after the UT estate office recommended registration of a case against owners of Sector-11 based Kumar Brothers Medicos, the Chandigarh police booked its three owners for forgery, cheating and criminal conspiracy on Saturday.
The UT estate office had alleged that Vinod Kumar, Parmod Kumar and Ashwani Kumar, residents of Sector 2 and owners of the medical store, had fraudulently taken possession of a showroom in Sector 11 by forging a will.
Following the complaint, an internal probe was conducted by senior officials of the UT estate office, who around two weeks ago confirmed the allegations and recommended registration of a case against them.
The inquiry report also stated that the trio tried to get the showroom transferred in their names , even though the property was never allotted to them.
Confirming the development, Sector 11 station house officer (SHO), inspector Narinder Patial said a case under sections 467 (forgery of valuable security, will, etc), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) had been registered against the trio. He added that the brothers would be asked to join the investigation and record their statements.