Chandigarh, Jan 21, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Haryana Police has arrested three persons including two advocates who sold 2 acres of ‘acquired’ land by fraudulent means in Gurugram district to a private company causing loss worth crores of rupees to state exchequer.
Disclosing this here today, Director General of Police (DGP) Haryana, Sh. Manoj Yadava said that the land of village Islampur which was acquired by the Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) in 1993 was sold to a private company at Rs two crore on the basis of fake and forged documents and witnesses.
To make the quick buck, arrested Rohit Thakaran of village Jharsa and Ajay Choudhry, a resident of village Islampur hatched a plan and get the land transferred in the name of Ajay by showing fake witnesses impersonating Murti Devi, Lakshmi Devi and Bala Devi, who were original owner of the 2 acres of ancestral property.
The witnesses Chaman Lal Arora and Subhash Chand Arora (both advocates) who identified three original owners have also been arrested.
The fraud came to light when one of the victims’, Smt Murti Devi, a resident of Gupta Colony Gurugram filed a complaint in this regard.
Based on the complaint, State Crime Branch (Gurugram Unit) had arrested three accused — Rohit Thakran on 18.01.2021, and Advocate Chaman Lal Arora and Advocate Subhash Chand Arora (on 21.01.2021), witness to the sale deed registration.
The probe also reveals that mastermind Rohit Thakran had learnt privately the work of Patwari and was fully aware of the acquired land. Ajay Chaudhary has been found to have transferred Rs 29 lakh out of Rs 2 crores to the account of Rohit Thakran, the mastermind of the case. Among the accounts in which Ajay Chaudhary has received money, he has been found to use different PAN numbers while opening a bank account.
Investigation also reveals that accused Rohit Thakaran has been involved in other cases including liquor smuggling. His accomplice Ajay Chaudhary has been involved in shooting and killing a Rajasthan Police constable in the year 2006. Further probe into the case is underway. Others involved will be arrested soon.
Meanwhile, Sh. Yadava compliments the DGP Crime, Mohd. Akil and his team for their diligent investigation in this matter.