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Mumbai man scammed of ₹15 lakh with the promise of Mhada flat

The entire amount was paid in cash by the complainant to the accused

mumbai Updated: May 24, 2018 00:38 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Mhada,Mhada scam,Malwani police

The Malwani police are on the lookout for an agent who conned a man of ₹15 lakh while promising to sell him a Mhada flat in Malad (West). The accused also gave the complainant forged documents in order to win his trust.

According to the Malwani police, the complainant came in touch with the accused through a mutual friend in 2015. He informed the complainant of a flat that he owns in a Mhada building in Malad (West) and offered to sell it to him at a much lesser price than what was being asked for in the market.

The complainant, incidentally, had won a Mhada flat in Borivali (East) but did not want it as he did not like the location. He sold the flat and used the money earned to try and buy the apartment in Malad. The entire amount was paid in cash by the complainant to the accused.

However, over time, the accused refused to hand over the keys to the house and would not return the money given to him for the property. He later cut all communication with the complainant following which the latter approached the Mhada office only to find out that the flat documents he had been given were forged.

The complainant on Monday approached the Malwani police where an FIR was registered under several sections of the IPC for cheating, forgery and criminal breach of trust. A police official from Malwani police station said, “The case has been registered. We are trying to trace the accused. We will find out if he has duped more persons using the same modus operandi. We cannot reveal more details as probe is in nascent stage.”

First Published: May 24, 2018 00:38 IST