Mumbai builder cheats 10 homebuyers of Rs1.75 crore, arrested
A Mazgaon-based builder has been accused of cheating 10 homebuyers of ₹1.75 crore on the pretext of selling them new flats in the redeveloped buildings.
According to the Dongri police, the complainant Mohammed Gaziyani, 61, a Mumbai Central resident, paid the suspect, Rizwan Mir Nazeer, 40, who is the landlord of Rehmani Manzil near Baba Dargah in Dongri, ₹45 lakh in January 2015, for a 500 square feet apartment in a building he was redeveloping.
By November 2015, Gaziyani paid a total of ₹34 lakh to Nazeer in cash, signed an agreement and received receipts for the same. However, by 2016, when the building was ready, all its flats were sold to other buyers.
On being confronted by Gaziyani, Nazeer promised to give him a flat in his other project Goodluck Mansion, and took an additional ₹1 lakh from the victim. However, the suspect then cut off all communication with the man and vacated his Mazgaon residence.Gaziyani later discovered that Nazeer had cheated other people of money on the pretext of selling them apartments.
The Dongri police probe revealed that between 2012 and 2017, Nazeer of Al-Neha Builder and Developers, allegedly cheated Mohammed Gaziyani, Sayyed Mehbun, Zakiya Turak, Yasmin Sumra, Shahzadi Miya, Tahira Rathod, Ishrat Khan, Muhabil Khan, Nasir Khan and Muhammed Sutariwala of ₹1.75 crore in total, falsely promising them new apartments.
“An offence under sections 420 and 34 of IPC was registered. Nazeer was subsequently arrested,” said an officer. The suspect’s wife Munira, and others accused, Sayyed Mir and Ashfaq Mohammed Pande ,alias Raju, are also wanted in the case