The realtor had constructed the colony, Omaxe City-1, by encroaching upon government land and sold the same portions to the complainant Puneet Govil, EOW superintendent of police Manoj Singh.
The economic offences wing (EOW) has booked four persons, including chairman and CEO of real estate firm Omaxe Ltd, for forgery and fraud in selling plots developed on government land to a customer in Omaxe City-1 township in Mayakhedi area of Indore.
The realtor had constructed the colony, Omaxe City-1, by encroaching upon government land and sold the same portions to the complainant Puneet Govil, EOW superintendent of police Manoj Singh told TOI.
Govil had lodged a complaint with the EOW alleging that he had purchased nine plots in Omaxe City-1 in 2011, of which six were found to be on government land.
During investigations, the EOW investigators found that Govil had made the payments to the tune of Rs 16 lakh through cheques to Omaxe Ltd. He had also met firm’s chairman Rohtas Goel and CEO Mohit Goel in firm’s office in Delhi and brought the matter to their notice. No action was taken by them, EOW sources said.
In November 2012, Indore tehsildar had conducted a probe into government land being encroached upon by the builders on Omaxe City-1 project. It was found that the builders had encroached on 1.495 hectare of government land.
Subsequently, the tehsildar court had awarded a fine of Rs 30 lakh on Sanjay Gupta, who had appeared on behalf of M/s Shraddha Buildcon Pvt Ltd and M/s Navratan Buildtech Pvt Ltd. The tehsildar also ordered removal of encroachment.
Govil’s plots were developed on the government land encroached by the builders, thereby directly indicating that the real estate firm had prepared fake maps of the township to sell plots to the complainant, EOW official said.
Following initial probe, EOW registered a case against Rohitas Goel, Mohit Goel, Omaxe Projects regional head Sanjay Gupta and project’s liaison officer Shashank Shekhar for fraud, criminal trespass and forgery.
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