Accused in Dilip Kumar bungalow case: Builder held in Rs300-crore land grab case
Bhojwani, a Bandra resident, is the same builder, who was earlier booked by Mumbai police for allegedly trying to use “forged documents” to grab actor Dilip Kumar-Saira Banu’s Pali Hill bungalow.Updated: Apr 27, 2018 01:36 IST
Officials of the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai Police on Thursday arrested builder Samir Bhojwani in a Rs300-crore land grab case at Aksa beach.
Bhojwani, a Bandra resident, is the same builder, who was earlier booked by Mumbai police for allegedly trying to use “forged documents” to grab actor Dilip Kumar-Saira Banu’s Pali Hill bungalow. Bhojwani will be produced in court on Friday. Deputy commissioner of police (EOW), Parag Manere confirmed Bhojwani’s arrest saying he was arrested in a matter involving a land at Aksa beach worth nearly Rs300 crore.
Bhojwani, who was booked on the complaint of Marine Lines resident Divyakant Khatau, is facing allegations that between 2001 and February 2018, he in collusion with others, forged and fabricated several documents to stake his wrongful and false claim over a 8,000-sqm plot at Aksa beach bearing CTS number 83, 84, 85 and 88 and other properties belonging to the Khatau family.
Bhojwani and others are booked by police under sections 420, 465, 467, 468, 471 and 120B of Indian Penal Code (IPC) for cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy. Earlier, in Dilip Kumar’s property grabbing case, Bhojwani falsely claimed ownership of the two plots on which the bungalow was built in the upscale Pali Hill area of Bandra. Police suspect that Bhojwani forged certain documents to grab the bungalow. After this EOW sleuths on January 6, raided Bhojwani’s residence in Bandra from where they seized weapons, including knives and daggers
First Published: Apr 27, 2018 01:36 IST