Gang involved in fake land deals busted

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Feb 2018 11:34:33

Staff Reporter,


Feb 3,

Raipur Police in course of its run for catching hold of land mafias have arrested eleven accused persons in different cases of cheating and the arrested persons include infamous land mafia Rajiv Dutta, Yuvraj Verma, land broker Imamuddin and Chandrahas Sahu. The gang involved in fake land deals in Raipur and Naya Raipur has also been exposed. The cases against the accused include the case of fake registry of 1.5 hectare land worth crores of rupees that falls adjacently to national highway. The arrested accused persons include women also.

The accused Rajiv Dutta and his associates have been involved in fake land dealings over a long time. Dutta was informed by his associates that there was no owner of 1.5 hectares land at Serikheri. Giving shape to an evil design, Dutta with the support of broker Imamuddin, Chandrahas Sahu and Yuvraj Verma, produced fake land owners and planned to sell the land to local residents Jitendra Goyal and Ratan Goyal, informed Additional SP, City, Vijay Agrawal, while briefing to media at Police Control Room on Saturday.

Through his associates, the accused Dutta made fake ‘Rin Pustika’ and another document and produced Mungeli and Ambikapur based farmers as fake owners of the said land. Baisakhu Mohle, Awadhram Mohle, Ahilyabai Patle and another woman were made fake land owners. Finally, the land was sold at Rs 80 lakh and the amount was deposited in the bank account of fake owners. Later, Rs 30,000 was left in account of each fake owner and the accused took rest all the money. Investigation after complaint by Rajatalab resident Azam Khan led to exposing the matter. Likewise, there are other cases registered in different police stations.

The accused Rajiv Dutta, 40, hails from Ambikapur and in 2006, he came to Mungeli and got associated with transport business. He later entered into business of fake land dealings and since 2007 he is involved in such cases in Raipur. The arrested accused persons include 60 and 70 years old Awadhram and Baisakhu Mohle. The other accused arrested include Abhijeet Tiwari, Laxmi Parikh, Lokendra Sudhakar and Sanjay Sharma.

The accused Imamuddin, 28, Yuvraj Verma, 33, Chandrahas Sahu, 42, Sanjay Sharma and Abhijeet Tiwari are locals, residents of Moudhapara, Deopuri Sai Vatika, Changorabhata and Laxmi Nagar, Tikrapara respectively. The other accused are residents of Mungeli, Chandnidih, Bilaspur and Balod. The police have appealed to other victims to register complaint against them in the office of Superintendent of Police, Raipur or in relevant police station.