3 held for duping Navy captain of Rs12.72 lakh in Mumbai
A captain of the Indian Navy was cheated of ₹12.72 lakh by three men under the pretext of selling him a flat in a Borivli society at a cheaper rate.
The complainant, Rajeev Darshansingh Tondon, a Navy captain posted in Delhi , registered a case of cheating against Dr Samir Mukhri, Vijay Mane, and Munendra Ramteke. The Pydhonie police arrested Munendra, 47, from Borivli on Wednesday, while the others were arrested last month. Senior inspector of Pydhonie police station Avinash Kanade confirmed the same.
According to the police, in 2013, Tondon had come to Colaba’s INSH Aswini Hospital for dental treatment when he met Mukhri. “When Tondon came to Mumbai again in 2015, the accused told him about a flat in Borivli’s Adinath Tower society. They told him that the market rate of the flat was nearly ₹85 lakh, but he could buy it for ₹42 lakh under Debts Recovery Tribunal (DRT) scheme.
Later, they took money from Tondon under the pretext of processing his application for the flat, which they claimed were with the bank,” said a source. However, the accused failed to hand over Tondon his ownership documents.
They gave Tondon and his wife cheques to repay the money but in vain. “Mukhri agreed to return his money and also signed an agreement stating the same. However, Tondon never got his money back. He approached police and a complaint was lodged,” said an officer. The police collected all the receipts and transaction details from Tondon. Further investigations are on.