Three persons have been arrested for deceiving a builder for Rs 1.21 crore in Mumbai. The accused has been identified as former bank employee Kashimira Kulkarni (56), Sandeep Shah (60) and Devendra Rao (50). Shah and Rao allegedly forged government documents to dupe Pravinbhai Malani, the complainant.
According to police, Malani was looking to buy a land, and he contacted agent Shah for this in 2011, who further introduced him to Kulkarni and Rao. Both of them showed Malani a land at Pahadi village in Goregaon (West) and another at J P Nagar in Goregaon (East). “Rao claimed that the plots, worth Rs 5.61 crore, belonged to him. Malani paid them Rs 1.21 crore between 2011 and 2014,” said a police officer to Mid-Day. The trio forged a high court order, charity commissioner’s order and stamp paper, on which a memorandum of understanding was signed.
“One of the plots belongs to a trust while the other one was owned by a private person,” said the officer.