The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai police has arrested three members of a family for allegedly duping 15 people to tune of Rs2 crore by promising them Mhada flats through chief minister's quota.
The three – Nikhil Kadam (30), Paresh Kadam (28) and Kishore Kadam (56) – allegedly took money from complainant Satyanarayan Karir, a real estate agent and a resident of Mira Road, and 14 others by promising them flats under the CM's quota.
According to the complaint, Karir met Nikhil through a common friend in 2012. Nikhil informed Karir that he has got connection in Mantralaya and can get Karir a flat through CM's quota. Nikhil demanded Rs15 lakh for the work to be done. Later on regular interval demanded money for transferring the flat on Karir's name. According to the complainant, he paid around Rs78 lakh to Nikhil for the flat.
Karir, in his complaint, stated that he had met Nikhil at his flat in Goregaon where member's of Nikhil's family assured Karir that his work will be done as Nikhil had helped people to get flats under the CM quota. Nikhil also showed him documents which had signatures of Mhada officials and other documents of Mhada.
Later when Karir asked what was the reason behind the delay in handing over the flat, Nikhil told him that there is a strict checking going on currently so it will not be possible to get the flat immediately. Nikhil promised Karir flat in Oberai Splendor on Jogeshwari – Vikhroli Link Road but he never gave the flat to him.
On March 12, 2014, Karir approached the police and registered a complaint against Nikhil Kadam and four others. The EOW arrested Nikhil, Paresh and Kishore on Wednesday and produced them before a court which sent them to police custody till June 3. The police are looking out for two more accused in the case.