A 42-year-old Delhi University graduate, who used to sell unoccupied Delhi Development Authority (DDA) flats to innocent people using forged papers, has been arrested by the economic offences wing (EOW) of the Delhi Police.
Amit Agarwal, a 1994 graduate from Hans Raj College, was arrested this week following investigation into four separate cheating and fraud cases registered against him in 2008 and 2009, said the police. Agarwal was evading arrest in all the cases.
Harendra Kumar Singh, additional DCP (EOW), said Agarwal used to prepare forged documents of DDA flats and sell it to buyers. According to Singh, Agarwal first used to recce the area and identify flats which were unoccupied and had not been attended for a long time. He then used to prepare forged documents of these flats to establish ownership.
“In 2009, Agarwal identified one such flat in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj and prepared its fake documents. He then applied in DDA for conversion of the flat from leasehold to freehold. The owner of the flat came to know about his wrong intentions and a complaint was registered against him,” said Singh.