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3 held for cheating people in name of allotting BDA plots

1/23/2018

Crime Watch

Claimed they had setting with officials; duped victim of Rs 65 lakh

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Crime Branch has arrested three swindlers who used to cheat people by promising to providing plots at cheap rates after claiming they had setting in BDA. The suspects used to take the victims to BDA office and behave as if they were the BDA employees. They then used to take money and issue fake allotment letter. The Crime Branch took the action after they received a complaint from BDA that forged allotment letters are being issued in Misrod, ISBT and Vidya Nagar and fake receipts of the BDA have been issued. Besides Deepak Verma, director of Verma Travels, Vijay Dongre, Narendra Kumar Sharma and Jagdish Singh had complained that they had been cheated of over Rs 65 lakh by Rupesh Sirode and others by issuing forged allotment letter. Police investigations revealed that the accused used to lure the victims by claiming that they had setting in the BDA and they would get the plots allotted to them at very cheap rates. They also used to say that allotment process is very difficult and used to ask the victims not to tell anyone about this. Police arrested Rupesh Sirode, resident of Ayodhya Nagar and his two accomplices Ravi Maheshwari, resident of Lalpura tehsil, Bhind and Atul Shrivastava, resident of Minal Residency. During interrogation, the accused told that they also ran an office in MP Nagar where they used to prepare the papers of the plot after the deal was done. They used to search customers interested in buying BDA plots. They used to give allotment letter of the plot whose deal was finalized. Investigations are in progress.

Rs 5 lakh stolen from BHEL engineer’s house

Unidentified burglars targeted a house under Piplani police station on Sunday evening. The thieves decamped with cash and valuables worth rs 5 lakh. Police said Anil Malviya, 30, lives in B-sector, Piplani. He is posted as engineer in BHEL. On Sunday he went to his in-laws’ house at Gopal Nagar at about 4 pm. When he returned at about 8 pm, he found a window of the house was broken and all the things were scattered about. Valuables worth about Rs 5 lakh, including gold and silver jewellery, kept inside the almirah were missing.

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