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Builder dupes mother-daughter duo of Rs 14 lakh

A builder and ten others were booked for cheating a customer of R14 lakh over a period of three years. The land shown to the victims actually belonged to a villager.

india Updated: Jan 23, 2012 01:30 IST
Leena Dhankhar
Leena Dhankhar
Hindustan Times

A builder and ten others were booked for cheating a customer of R14 lakh over a period of three years. The land shown to the victims actually belonged to a villager.

Kamla Devi and her daughter Sarla Devi, residents of Subhash Nagar in Gurgaon, saw an advertisement in a newspaper three years ago and booked a flat by AJS Builder Pvt Ltd.

The firm’s head office was in Gole Market in New Delhi where the mother-daughter duo was shown the map of the land.

The project manager took them to a site in Sector 62 (Ullawas) on Faridabad Road as well.

A booking amount of R5 lakh was deposited and thereafter, regular instalments were paid for three years, amounting to a total of R14 lakh.

Construction, however, failed to take off and the victims contacted managing director of the real estate firm, Madhu Singh, but she evaded them.

The family visited the site again and was told that the land was in one villager Khazan Singh's name and there was no proposal to build any flats. Kamla Devi then approached the Gurgaon police and filed a complaint.

Police said they have launched a manhunt for the accused and a case has been registered against the MD of the company and ten others, including the owner of the plot.

2 gunrunners in police net

In a late night operation, the Gurgaon police arrested two most-wanted gunrunners who used to supply country-made weapons to gangs in Haryana. According to the police, this is a major catch and would go a long way in cutting the illegal gun supply route.

The accused were identified as Noushad, 36, a resident of Dighal, Rohtak, and Sanjay, 39, resident of Bidlan, Sonepat. The police arrested them after they got a tip-off. The police had raised barricades at the Gandha Nala area in Sector 5.

According to a senior official, the police recovered three pistols and five live cartridges. “They used to source out illegal weapons from Madhya Pradesh and Bihar,” said the official.

Reebok outlet robbed

A Reebok showroom in Sector 17 was found ransacked on Sunday morning and goods worth lakhs were said to be stolen.
A case has bee registered and investigation is on.

Owner Sumit Kataria, a resident of Mayfield Garden, said he locked the showroom and went home on Saturday night. When he reached in the morning, he was shocked to see broken locks and the ransacked showroom.

Cash worth Rs 53,000, 28 pairs of shoes, 27 jackets, 25 deodorants and several caps, socks, bags, pullovers and track suits was reported missing. CCTV footage has been procured and given to the police.

Fingerprint experts have also taken samples.

Fake DL: city Agent booked

An executive of a mobile company filed a police complaint against a Gurgaon resident for getting a fake driving licence made for him.

Sachin Kumar said he met agent Naushad alias Akash last September. Kumar paid him R1,000 and got the licence.

While coming from Delhi, Kumar was stopped for checking by the Gurgaon police. They told him that the licence was fake and issued a challan. The next day, the victim went to the SDM office and cross-checked the records. Surprisingly, the records did not match and the stamp and sign on the licence was fake too. Sub-inspector Dharamveer Singh said, “We have to find out if there is a big nexus and how they got the licence made.”

First Published: Jan 23, 2012 01:29 IST

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