Indore: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed supplementary chargesheet against city’s notorious real estate dealers Ranvir Singh Chhabra (Bobby Chhabra), his close aide Surendra Singh Siddhu, Dilaver Patel and two others before special court here on Monday.
ED has attached property worth Rs 2.60 crore in this connection. The real estate players had collected money from plot seekers but used it to purchase personal lands and raise their buildings. The ED filed the chargesheet under Section 45 of Prevention Money Laundering Act, 2002.
On March 28, 2014, ED had filed the first chargesheet against Chhabra and Siddhu in the case of Karmachari Grah Nirman Sahkari Sanstha, which was run by both. Police had booked a case of cheating and forgery against both in 2010 and on the basis of police FIR, ED had booked the duo in 2011.
ED chargesheet revealed that they collected Rs 4.7 crore from housing co-operative society members, who were seeking plots. But they were not allotted plots. Of Rs 4.7 crore collected from society members, the accused transferred Rs 2.5 crore in their personal accounts. This financial transaction took place through Transport Cooperative Bank.
The ED had attached agricultural land, located in Bhorasala, close to Aurbindo Medical College and land near Bijalpur worth Rs 2 crore in 2015-16. Chhabra is presently on bail while Siddhu who was on the run surrendered before court on June 8 this year.
Patels cheated plot seekers
The ED also filed chargesheet against real estate players of Khajrana area – Dilaver Patel, Mohammed Islam Patel and Sohrab Petel before the court of Additional District Judge Samresh Singh on Monday under Section 45 of PLMA Act, 2002.
ED has appealed to court to confiscate the attached property and order their imprisonment. Patels had booked the plots of people through Devi Ahilya Grah Nirman Society. But they were not allotted plots. In this case too, Bobby Chhabra acted from behind. The society president was Ranvir Singh Sudan, a close aide of Bobby Chhabra.
On August 8, 2010, Police had lodged FIR against Patels under Sections 418, 420 and 120B of IPC for embezzling society’s funds worth Rs 3 crore collected from members. ED attached agriculture land worth Rs 60 crore in 2013 in this connection.