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Bank employee among six held for land fraud

india Updated: Jul 10, 2011 00:09 IST
Sunil Thapliyal

The city police on Saturday produced six persons - arrested for fraudulently selling one-and-a-half acre plot to a private company for Rs5 lakh - before the district court.

The accused, identified as Thakur Das, Joginder Singh, Jitender, Jai Prakash, Pramod and Inderpal, were arrested from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh.

Thakur Das, Jitender and Pramod were arrested on Wednesday, while Inderpal, Joginder Singh and Jai Prakash were arrested on Friday. They were sent to judicial custody on Saturday.

"They sold the land by claiming that they were its owners. They had approached a private company in 2008, claiming

that the plot belonged to them and they wanted to sell it. After some time, the deal was finalised at R35 lakh. The accused produced fake documents and identity cards. After the deal, the firm paid them the amount. When the real owner of the land, Hari Singh, a farmer, came to know about the deal, he filed a complaint against the accused," said SS Deswal, police commissioner, Gurgaon.

"Hari Singh does not live in the village. After he came to know about the deal, he filed a complaint at the Rajender Park police station on May 12. The case was transferred to the EOW on May 17," said an EOW official.

According to the police, all the accused belong to Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh.

One of them, Pramod, is an employee of the United Bank of India.

He not only helped the other accused to open an account by using fake identity cards and other documents, but also verified their identities "On the complaint of Hari Singh, a police team laid a trap and managed to arrest the accused," Deswal added.

The other seven accused who were involved in this case are on the run and the police will arrest them soon, he added.