A 52-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly selling government plots claiming them to be his own. MA Khan was arrested following a complaint by Inder Chandawani, who was allegedly sold a government plot in Saket for Rs 31 crore.
"Khan has been arrested for selling the government plot of 2,800 sq yards in Saket," Chhaya Sharma, dcp (south), said. Khan had introduced himself as the owner of the commercial-cum-residential plot.
"He claimed to have the title documents in his name and that the property was free of encumbrances. Thereafter, the deal was finalised and Khan demanded Rs 1.5 crore as earnest money and Rs 3.5 crore as part payment. They had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in September last year," Sharma added.
After paying him Rs 50 lakh for the MoU, Chandawani asked the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) about the status of the property. He was told that the plot belonged to the government and had been acquired by the DDA.