A Delhi-based man who identified himself as director of a debt recovery company was arrested by Dehradun police for allegedly duping a woman of Rs 68 lakh on the pretext of selling her land mortgaged by a bank at throwaway prices.
Vasant Vihar resident Sudha Sharma filed a complaint with the Special Investigation Team (SIT) that a man named Amit Tiwari, who said he was the director of Aryan Estate Private Limited, a recovery company, took Rs 68 lakh from her for buying 530 square yards of land in Kaulagarh tea estate which was mortgaged with a bank and being sold through an auction. Sharma paid him the amount, but Tiwari remained untraceable.
After an initial investigation, the SIT filed an FIR against Tiwari in the Cantonment police station under sections 420 (cheating) and 506 (criminal intimidation).
“A joint team was formed to trace Tiwari and he was arrested on Saturday night. He was produced before the court and then sent to jail,” said Shankar Singh Bisht, in charge of Cantonment police station.
The accused, who hails from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, was living in Dwarka sector 13 in New Delhi.
A police officer told TOI, “Tiwari used to tell people that he has good contacts in the bank and will get them mortgaged land through auction. We are also investigating whether bank officials were involved in the fraud.” Police said that Tiwari has cases of fraud registered against him in Kanpur, Delhi, and Uttarakhand. “There are three cheating cases registered against him in UP,” said inspector Bisht.
News Credit: Times of India