A Delhi-based man and his brother-in-law have been booked for allegedly preparing a fake power of attorney of a plot in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar in which his NRI brother also had a share.
After preparing the fake power of attorney, the accused also allegedly prepared the property's fake authentication letter released by the revenue department at Ranchi, and sold it without keeping his NRI brother in loop.
After an inquiry the NRI police station on Wednesday registered a case under sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 465 (forgery), 467(forgery of valuable security, will), 471(using as genuine a forged document), 474 (having possession of document described in section 466 or 467, knowing it to be forged and intending to use it genuine) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the accused, Harkabir Singh Saluja of Maan Sarovar Garden of Delhi, and his brother-in-law Daljit Singh of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar.
In his complaint, Navtej Singh Saluja of Canada, said his father Madan Singh Saluja had purchased a 250 square yards plot in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar in 1986. He had made power of attorney in the name of one of their relatives and told him to hand it over to his children when they would grow up.
Navtej alleged that in 2013, his brother Harkabir prepared a fake power of attorney in his name from Ranchi and contacted sub-registrar office in Ludhiana to transfer the plot's ownership in his name. The sub-registrar sent a letter to the revenue department of Ranchi for verification of the document through Harkabir.
Harkabir then produced a fake verification letter about authenticity of the fake power of attorney and sold the land to someone. On getting to know about this, Navtej filed a complaint with the NRI police station.
When the police initiated investigation, they found that neither the power of attorney nor the verification letter were real, and after an inquiry, registered a case.
Inspector Gurpreet Singh, station house officer (SHO), NRI police station, said the police had launched a manhunt to arrest the accused.