A 52-year-old woman has filed a case of cheating, forgery and criminal breach of trust against MLA Gopal Shetty in Borivli police station. According to Reeta Dadarkar, the complainant, Shetty, along with a few others allegedly conspired to take possession of a property in Borsapada in Kandivli West that belonged to her family.
Dadarkar had approached the court which in turn transferred the case to the Borivli Police.
"Dadarkar has alleged that the plot used to belong to her grandmother and after she died in 1992, it got transferred to the name of her husband, who died in 2005.
Dadarkar has claimed that the MLA produced forged documents in 2007, which showed that he had bought the land from her grandmother between 2005 and 2007. These documents, according Dadarkar, are bogus as her grandmother died in 1992, said Narayan Khaire, senior PI of Borivli Police. He said investigations were on to find out the authenticity of the claim.
The complainant has also filed a case against Sushma Deodar, Surendra Pandey, Mishra, survey officer, registrar and Laljibai Kalyanji Solanki, who allegedly partnered with Shetty to forge the documents.
Shetty, however, claimed that the complaint was baseless. "After Dadarkar's grandmother's death, she sold the property to one Hemendra Mehta, who in tun sold it to me between 2005 and 2007. The payments were made in cheques and I have all the documents to prove that the property had been transferred to me through legitimate channels," said Shetty.