A 36-year-old man was arrested for allegedly trying to raise Rs3 crore bank loan by using fake documents of a plot located in Sushant Lok. A city court on Saturday sent him to two days in police custody.
Prashant Kumar Tyagi was arrested on Friday in Gurgaon after VP Sachar, the real owner of the plot and also a senior doctor at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, filed a complaint against him.
The police recovered three arms licences, eight ATM cards and a Hyundai Accent car from Tyagi’s possession. The residential plot, measuring about 1,000 sq yards, has a market value of Rs8-10 crore.
According to the police, Tyagi was using forged papers to raise a loan from Bank of India, MG Road, against the plot.
“Tyagi claimed that Dr Sachar had sold him the plot. He applied for a home loan on February 10. He was about to get the loan, but a bank verification exposed the fraud,” said Jagdish Prashad, SHO, Sector 29 police station.
“The verification team approached Dr Sachar, who denied that he had sold the plot. Dr Sachar filed an FIR, saying that he had purchased the plot in 1989 and not sold it to anybody,” Prashad said.
Tyagi, who claims to run factories in Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, was arrested on Friday when he approached the bank.
However, Tyagi — a native of Bulandshahar and a resident of Noida, Sector 46 — claimed innocence. “I suffered a R15 crore loss as the plot was sold to me by one VP Sachar,” he said.
A complaint has been filed against Tyagi under sections 420, 467, 468, 471 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
“We are investing the matter,” the SHO added.
Earlier on Tuesday, the police registered a complaint against four persons for allegedly cheating an NRI woman by using fake documents.
According to police, Amita Mittal, the complainant, and her husband Brij Kumar Mittal, who stay in the US, had allegedly paid lakhs to the accused for registration of a plot in Sector 56.