Following court orders, Sadar police have filed a fraud case against five people, including two prominent city chartered accountants (CAS) and two builders, for allegedly defrauding another builder in a land deal worth Rs 18.22 crore. Narayan Demble and Vijay Ramani, two well-known CASs, are the defendants in this case. Atul Demble, Gaurishankar Kachani, and Kamlesh Dade of Demble. The filing of a FIR against them has generated a stir in the city’s business circles.
In 2008, he agreed to sell an 18.89 acre piece of agricultural land in Chinchbhuvan, Wardha Road, for 18.22 crore to Ali and his partner. The two gave the money to the accused, who registered a portion of the land but refused to register the remaining portion. They did not even give Ali the NA of the land, as promised, according to Ali. Ali had filed a complaint with the municipal police’s special investigation team (SIT), which was formed to combat land mafias, in 2017.
At that time, the accused made a written settlement with Ali in front of SIT’s investigating officer, an ACP. They had promised to do the registry of the remaining piece of land and also to get NA order for the same. Because of this, the SIT did not file an offence against the accused.
As the accused did not honour the agreement, Ali filed a complaint with the economic offence wing (EOW) of the city police. But EOW also did not reg ister an offence saying it was a civil matter. A frus trated Ali then approached the chief judicial magis trate that directed Sadar police to register an offence in the matter. Accordingly, the police registered an offence under sections 420, 406, 407, 409, 413, 416, 425 of IPC.
Sources said Ali is also being threatened after the offence was registered. As per sources, the SIT, which was formed in 2017, acted only in a few cases. There are also allegations of mat ters being suppressed by police officers for reasons better known to them.
Sources said that this matter is also linked to the TDR scam.
Some builders with the help of politicians had car ried out the TDR scam. Government officials were also involved.