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Mumbai builder from Goregaon dupes buyer of ₹1.75 crore for three flats

The buyer first met the builder and paid him the money back in 2010

mumbai Updated: Jun 11, 2018 00:02 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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The Vanrai police have lodged a first information report (FIR) against a builder in Goregaon (east) for allegedly duping a flat buyer of ₹1.75 crore at the pretext of selling him three flats in Mumbai. The police said they are examining the documents pertaining to the deal submitted by the buyer.

According to Vanrai police, the complainant Dinesh Aagaskar, 54, met the builder on 1 April, 2010 at the latter’s office in Virvani Industrial estate, Goregaon (east). The builder took ₹1.75 crore through banking transactions and promised to sell him three flats in Mumbai.

However, even after a long wait of eight years, the buyer had not received the flats. The builder had cut off all communication with him and had not returned the money paid by the buyer.

A FIR was registered against builder — who the police has refused to name — last week under sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 409 (Criminal breach of trust by public servant, or by banker, merchant or agent) and 420 (cheating) of the IPC.

Senior police inspector Jyotsana Rasam of Vanrai police station said, “We are examining the documents and will initiate appropriate action. As the probe is in a nascent stage, we cannot divulge any further details.”

The police also said victim has come forward except for the complainant. They said they are finding out if the builder has a prior record of duping flat buyers.

First Published: Jun 11, 2018 00:02 IST