The Navi Mumbai police has registered a first information report (FIR) against a director of a construction company and 11 others for alleged irregularities in transferring a 4,200 square metre plot at Ulve.
Abhijeet Bhansali, director of Welwisher Construction and Finance Pvt Ltd, and his associates — Sumit Bachhewar, Mohanlal Gori, Sunil Bhanushali, Lahiri Bhanushali, SM Gori, Chandrakant Bhansali, Brij Gupta — and four unknown persons have been booked on charges of cheating, forgery and threatening to kill.
On October 12, the Bombay High Court had rapped the Navi Mumbai police saying a police officer is bound to register an offence on receipt of a complaint.
Sunil Kumar Loharia, a non-resident Indian, had moved the high court through his lawyer, Mukesh Ahooja, after the police failed to register an FIR on the basis of his complaint given to the commissioner of police, Navi Mumbai, in March 2010.
In April 2008, Loharia had paid an initial amount of Rs 1 crore to Gori for purchasing a plot at Kelave. But, he did not transfer the plot to Loharia for a period of almost two years.
Later, Loharia found that Gori had sold and transferred the plot to Bhansali. When Loharia confronted those involved in the deal, they allegedly threatened to kill him.
Loharia also alleged that the accused had acquired the plot by using fake beneficiaries. The plot was originally allotted for project-affected persons under 12.5 per cent scheme for CIDCO’s development.
In his complaint, Loharia claimed that the forgery becomes clear from photographs of some of the beneficiaries on the sale deed.
The photographs, according to him, are not of the genuine beneficiaries, and instead they were of the persons brought in by the accused.
According to him, the earlier transfers were given effect in connivance with some CIDCO officials and some estate agents active in the corporation.