Jammu: Three booked for duping man of Rs. 1.92 crore
Three persons, including a woman, were booked on Saturday by the Crime Branch of the Jammu and Kashmir Police for allegedly duping a man of Rs. 1.92 crore on the pretext of selling him a house in a posh area in Jammu, officials said. The crime branch registered a criminal case against Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Ravinder Gupta, and Champa Devi.
Victim was lured into a false agreement
The case was registered for their involvement in duping the man by hatching a criminal conspiracy and inducing him to enter a false agreement to sell a house constructed in one kanal plot of land in the Gandhi Nagar area. A written complaint lodged by Sardari Lal Gupta alleged that Rakesh and Ravinder introduced him to Champa Devi who intended to sell her house.
Lal was told sale deed would be executed post-full payment
The complainant expressed his willingness to purchase the house for Rs. 1,92,00,000 and the accused assured Lal that the sale deed would be executed after getting the full payment, the police said. The accused persons received token money of Rs. 45 lakh, which was mentioned on the agreement to sell the house, and also the balance money Rs. 1,47,00,000, the officials said.
Accused transferred the said property to someone else
In the meantime, Lal fell ill and remained admitted to a hospital for a long time. After recovering, he asked the accused to execute the sale deed, but they made excuses on one pretext or another. Further, he came to know that the accused persons have transferred the said property to other persons in order to deprive him of the ownership of the house.
Allegations leveled against the accused have been substantiated
"On receipt of the complaint, a preliminary verification was initiated by the crime branch, Jammu, and allegations leveled against the accused have been substantiated," the officials said. "Thus, the omissions and commissions, on the part of the accused, prima facie constitute offenses, and a formal case was registered by the crime branch against them for in-depth investigation," they said.