Mumbai: EOW books Khar estate
agents in cheating case

The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Navi Mumbai Police has registered a fresh case of cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy against estate agents Tulsi Jasnani and Mahesh Alimchandani, amongst others. The police claimed that the accused persons had done two land deals with the victim using forged documents and had taken Rs 18 crore from him.

On Thursday, the Free Press Journal had reported that Jasnani and Alimchandani were arrested by the Mumbai Police EOW in a cheating case of Rs 2.67 crore registered by Worli resident and businessman Vinay Chawla. The duo has taken money from Chawla on the pretext of selling a plot in Bandra.

According to the police, in the Navi Mumbai case too, the complainant is Vinay Chawla. As per Chawla's complaint, in October 2014, Jasnani had sold two Kharghar plots to Chawla and had taken Rs 18.31 crore over the period of time.

"Chawla has alleged that while striking the deal, Jasnani had claimed that he had got all the required documents from City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) and owners of the land. However, in July 2017, Chawla learned that the CIDCO clearance documents provided by Jasnani were forged. Chawla has alleged that Jasnani, Alimchandani and few others, including Revenue Department officials, had conspired together to dupe him,"

said a police officer. Chawla then approached the police and an offence was registered at Kharghar police station on Tuesday under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. The said case was then taken over by the Navi Mumbai police's EOW for further probe. "The accused persons are currently under the custody of Mumbai EOW. Once their police custody gets over, we will arrest them in our case and would probe further. ," the officer said.

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