Panchkula resident loses Rs 4.4L in property fraud, 2 booked

Panchkula resident loses Rs 4.4L in property fraud, 2 booked

Tribune News Service
Panchkula, September 15

The Panchkula police have booked two persons for duping a city resident of Rs4.4 lakh on the pretext of selling land to him at Bhoj Mator village falling in Morni tehsil.

The suspects have been identified as Deepak Gupta, a resident of Dhakoli in Zirakpur, and Shubham, a resident of Fatehabad, who is presently residing at Dhakoli, Zirakpur.

Matter investigated by Economic Offences Wing

After receiving the complaint, the matter was investigated by the Economic Offences Wing, Panchkula. The Chandimandir police have registered a case under Sections 406, 420 and 120B of the IPC.

Sumit Beniwal, a resident of Kaluwas village in Bhiwani district and presently residing in Sector 27, Panchkula, in his complaint to the police, said he used to regularly visit a bakery shop of Deepak Gupta in Dhakoli and became familiar with him. Gupta told him that he would help him get a land at a throwaway price and introduced him to Shubham.

He said Gupta and Shubham told him that the title of the land was clear and without any dispute. They also showed him the site of the said land. In the meantime, Deepak took him to a corner and told him that Shubham was in dire need of Rs4 lakh. He would sell the plot at a throwaway price and he (Sumit) should not lose the chance to get the plot at a cheaper price.

Sumit said he got ready to purchase the plot and decided to pay Rs4.4 lakh to him. He paid Rs2.9 lakh and the remaining amount (Rs1.5 lakh) was paid through a cheque of Axis Bank, Sector 25 branch, on April 22, 2019.

He said the agreement to sell after receiving full and final payment was also made on the same date. The duo told him that they would get the plot registered in his name anytime. The duo also gave him the possession of the land.

The complainant said whenever he asked Shubham to get the sale deed prepared, the latter started dilly-dallying the matter.

The complainant said some people visited the site on October 29, 2019. He told them that he had purchased the land. When he enquired from Shubham about the matter, he started threatening him and never came to meet him whenever he asked him to do so.

He said on January 10, 2020, he came to know that Shubham had sold the plot to some other person. On January 15, he got a copy of the registry of the plot from the Morni tehsil. He came to know that the land had already been sold to Karamjit on June 18, 2019 and Deepak was a witness to the deal.

After receiving the complaint, the matter was investigated by the Economic Offences Wing, Panchkula. The Chandimandir police have registered a case under Sections 406, 420 and 120B of the IPC.

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