Crime Branch books three for duping a person of Rs 1.92 crore in Jammu

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Subject:- CB Jammu registers criminal case in Rs. 1.92 Crore fraud over a Residential House constructed in one Kanal plot in Gandhi Nagar.
Jammu: Crime Branch here on Saturday registered a criminal case against three people including a woman for cheating a person of Rs 1.92 crore on pretext of selling a house in posh Gandhi Nagar area.

The alleged accused include Rakesh Kumar Gupta of H.No-3/Sector-3 Flat No. 04 Shingari Enclave Trikuta Nagra, Jammu, Ravinder Gupta of 13-P Sector 3, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu and Champa Devi.

According to the complainant Sardari Lal Gupta of 191-A Gandhi Nagar, Jammu, Rakesh and Ravinder introduced him to Champa Devi who desired to sell her house. The complainant expressed his willingness to purchase the house for Rs. 1.92 crore.

The accused assured the complainant that sale deed would be executed after getting full and final payment. However, the accused persons received token money of Rs. 45.00 lacs which is mentioned on the agreement to sell and the balance money i.e. Rs. 1.47 crore.

The complainant further paid Rs. 40 lacs through cheque and Rs. 5 lacs in cash to accused persons.

Thereafter, the complainant fell ill and remained admitted for a long period of time, but when he recovered he asked the suspects to execute sale deed of the house in question but the suspects did not execute the sale deed on one pretext or other. Further the complainant came to know that the accused persons have transferred the said property to some other persons in order to deprive the complainant from ownership of the said house. Thus, the accused persons in league with one another have cheated the complainant.

On receipt of the complaint a preliminary verification was initiated by Crime Branch Jammu and allegations levelled against the accused have been substantiated. Thus the omissions and commissions, on the part of the accused prima facie, constitute offences punishable U/S 420, 120 RPC and a formal case is registered in Police Station Crime Branch, Jammu against the above mentioned accused persons for in depth investigation.