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Fraud: Warrant against NRI, mother-in-law

delhi Updated: Feb 25, 2012 01:17 IST
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The Delhi Police have got a non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued against a non-resident Indian (NRI) and a woman, who is said to be his mother-in-law, in a property fraud case. The duo has been evading investigation in the case. A look-out circular (LOC) has also been opened by the police against the NRI, Moti Gupta, who lives in Dubai.


Gupta along with his mother-in-law Pan Poori Devi allegedly cheated an NRI woman, Rama Goel, by making a false sale agreement and general power of attorney (GPA) of her flat in Vikaspuri, with an intent to grab it. Police believe that the two are allegedly part of an organised syndicate of frauds, who dupe NRIs of their property in India.

Gupta and Devi have been untraceable after a case of cheating and fraud was registered against them at the Janakpuri police station on November 20, 2011. The case was registered following a complaint lodged by the office of SDM, Patel Nagar, on behalf of Rama Goel, who became a victim of Gupta’s nefarious designs. “Investigation revealed that Gupta, after preparing false GPA of Rama Goel executed an agreement to sell in favour of Pan Poori Devi for a consideration of R13 lakh at the office of sub-registrar-II, Janakpuri on December 16, 2008. It was later learnt that during the agreement, Rama Goel, was shown present and the consideration amount paid to her,” said an officer said in a report.

“But when checked from the Foreigners’ Regional Registration Office, it was found that Goel was not in India on the date of agreement. Surprisingly, the FRRO confirmed that even Gupta was not in India that day. Besides, Devi and two witnesses, who had affirmed Goel’s presence during the agreement, are also untraceable,” stated the officer.

According to Goel, she came in contact with Gupta through a common friend in Dubai in 2008. Gupta, Goel said, had claimed himself as a property dealer and had offered her to sell her A-48 flat in Gujranwala Apartments, Vikaspuri, to him.

“The deal was finalised for Rs 50 lakh and I had executed some documents related to the property in Gupta’s favour believing his promise to deposit the amount in my account on the given date. Gupta, however, did not deposit the money and the deal as well as documents executed in his favour, were cancelled. He was informed thrice about it. He, however, forged the GPA and executed the agreement to sell in favour of Devi,” said Goel, adding that they are now running from pillar to post to get the agreement cancelled.