Was on the run for couple of years
New Delhi, Jan. 31 (Delhi Crown): The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Delhi Police on Monday announced to have arrested a builder on the charge of selling as many as 21 flats twice, thus duping the original buyers.
Identified as Tejinder Pal Setia, the builder is a resident of Paschim Vihar, Delhi.
The cheating case took place around four years back, when Setia’s company “M/s Mona Township Pvt. Ltd.” allegedly sold twice the 21 flats built in Zirakpur, in Punjab.
The FIR in the case was lodged in May 2018, and since then Setia was on the run.
The flats were a part of the project named “Mona Greens”, situated at VIP Roads, Zirakpur, Punjab.
The complaint alleged that he and his five family members had booked 21 flats in the project for a total consideration of Rs. 8.28 crores. Most of the payments were made in May 2015, and the alleged company handed over various documents to the complainant, including receipt, invoice, welcome letter, allotment letter and buyers’ agreement etc.
The possessions of the flats in question were to be offered by December 2015 by the alleged company. However, the accused company has till date neither offered possession and also its director stopped responding to complainants.
Jt. CP (EOW) Chhaya Sharma said that during the course of investigation, it was revealed that the accused company and its directors had played a fraud on complainants/victims by taking the entire amount of 21 flats from them and then selling the same flats to the subsequent buyers.
From the subsequent buyers it was further revealed that they had bought the flats from the accused company “M/s Mona Township Pvt Ltd” and paid the total sale consideration to them.
“Thereby the accused company have done the double sale of 21 flats and obtained the money from the initial as well as the subsequent buyers,” said Chhaya Sharma.
Thereafter, one of the victims Jatinder Khera visited site of the project and was shocked to see that all the flats had been finished and possession of various flats given to the buyers.
Some flats which were meant for the complainants had been sold to various third parties some of whom were actually residing in the said flats while others were lying locked having nameplates of said third parties outside the main door of the flats.