NAVI MUMBAI: A flat owner and two real estate agents have been booked for allegedly duping a flat buyer of Rs 15 lakh. A case was registered at NRI Coastal police station at the directions of a magistrate’s court in Vashi.
A resident of Seawoods-Nerul, Amit Gupta (37), had lodged a complaint of cheating against Thalonikara Pal, the flat owner, and agents Dilip Kudathil and Shivkumar Sharma.
The three men allegedly connived to sell a flat in a housing society in Seawoods, Nerul, to Gupta and his father as joint owners. This, despite Pal having already mortgaged the flat to a bank against a loan for which the outstanding was Rs 2.38 crore.
Senior inspector Smita Jadhav said that in June 2014, Pal sold the flat to the Guptas for Rs 85 lakh, with Kudathil and Sharma as mediators. The Gupta family was residing in the flat. Pal, however, kept dilly-dallying registration of the flat’s sale deed. In December 2014, the bank sent a legal notice about the mortgage in the name of Pal as the flat owner which was received by the Guptas. The notice mentioned the outstanding amount. Gupta then approached theb police.