Economic Offences Wing (EOW) under the Mumbai police department is preparing a list of builders involved in alleged mass cheating in the Thane, Mumbai, Palghar areas and Navi Mumbai. The list will be published on public forums so that people know of their dodgy reputation and don’t get trapped in fraudulent schemes. Similarly EOW is also cracking down on builders who sell one flat to multiple people and later shut down their offices.
Kamala Landmark group has seen its first information report (FIR) filed by the Economic Offences Wing officials on the basis of the accusation by a Santacruz-based trading company owner. According to the company owner, Kamala Landmark group has duped them of Rs2.39 Crores. According to the complainant, Kishore Lahrani, Director Sudakshina Private Trading Ltd, they bought a commercial gala from the developer, which was also sold to some another buyer.
In context of action against the Kamala Landmark group, this is the 22nd FIR lodged against the developer for duping home and commercial office buyers. The four directors of the company have been accused of cheating over 250 people for the amount of Rs 300 Crore, and are currently in jail. After the recent updates, they will be soon taken into the custody by EOW.
Lahrani alleged in his complain that he bought a unit at Kamala Corporate Park in Andheri (East) for Rs 2.39 Crore, which is a commercial project of the company. The relevant agreement papers had been given to him, which were not registered and was granted a temporary possession letter on March 4, 2013.
But later on, Lahrani find out that the same unit was also sold to Subodh Shah with bogus agreement papers on May 16, 2016. The matter was taken to the officials of the corporate park, but he got no response. After the matter opened about the four directors Jitendra Jain, Ketan Shah, Ramesh Jain and Jinendra Jain being involved in the similar cheating cases, Lahrani registered a case against the four with EOW.
According to the statement by the EOW officer, they have registered a complaint under sections 120-B, 409, 420,465, 467, 468, 471 of Indian Penal Code and sections 3, 4, 5, 13, and 14 (1) (2) of the Maharashtra Ownership Flats Act (MOFA). To investigate the cases of fraud against Kamala Landmark group a special investigation team (SIT) has also been formed.
According to the officials of EOW, in order to crack down on fraudulent construction companies and builders, all the agencies must come together. The wing aims to prevent home buyers from being duped in the name of lucrative schemes.
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