The RCF police have arrested three persons including a BMC employee for illegal sale of Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) flats in MHADA colony at Mahul Village, Chembur with the help of fake documents.
In the first incident, the police arrested a BMC employee (rent supervisor E Ward), Sachin Maske (37), a resident of Thane,who had allegedly been forging documents for MMRDA flats in Mahul village in Chembur. Sachin,with two of his accomplices Suresh Kumar Das (45) and Gopal Sameer Shaikh alias Nazir (41), had cheated at least eight people in the past four years by forging documents while the owners were away on vacation, to the tune of about Rs 44 lakh, said the police.
Sachin Sanap, Sub Inspector Of RCF police station, said, “We arrested accused E-Ward rent supervisor, Sachin Maske (37), and he has been remanded to police custody until September 18, and his accomplices Suresh Kumar Das (45) and Gopal Sameer Shaikh alias Nazir (41), under Section 420, 465, 467, 468, 466, 471, 477, 34 of the IPC. Sachin Mhaske presently works at E ward BMC office but earlier he was posted in M Ward, BMC Office at Chembur.
According to police, after twelve years MMRDA completed 12 thousand flats under Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) project in Mahul village, Chembur, which were handed over to BMC. Two agents Suresh and Nazir had sold eight flats in the MMRDA colony building at Chembur with help from Sachin Maske by procuring forged documents for fake flats. The incident came to light following a BMC inquiry which involved them overseeing all flats.
These elements sell MMRDA flats by obtaining forged documents to dupe innocent flat buyers. When BMC raid such flats, the duped victims lose flats and the loss of considerable sums of money.
Investigation Officer, Assistant Police Commissioner, Bajrang Bansode said, “We have arrested three accused following investigation into this scam, and have also investigated link of BMC employee and agents.”