Office-bearers of Peddar Road society in a soup

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 - 11:04am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA
Cops to charge them with cheating, trust breach, forgery.

The Gamdevi police will register an offence against the office-bearers of one of the first high-rises in city, Mount Unique Cooperative Housing Society on Peddar Road, in an alleged case of cheating, breach of trust and forgery.

Senior inspector Rajaram Prabhu made a statement in this regard before the Bombay high court on Tuesday.

A division bench of justices PV Hardas and PV Deshmukh had summoned Prabhu while hearing a petition by one of the society members, Samir Savjani, who had alleged that the society’s office-bearers had deleted his name from a share certificate of his family’s flat as they wanted to usurp the property.

Additional public prosecutor Hitendra Dedhia told the HC that the police have recorded Savjani’s statement and will take the necessary steps expeditiously.

Samir’s father, B Savjani, had bought the flat in 1977. In 2005, five share certificates of the flat were transferred in the names of Samir, his brothers Jagesh and Amish and their mother Pushpa. However, on July 28, 2013 a duplicate share certificate was issued only in the mother’s name.

Savjani, in October 2013, had submitted a written complaint to the police alleging that the officer-bearers had deleted his name from the share certificate. He has named 14 society members, including chairman Amol Kapadia, secretary Kamlesh Gupta and treasurer Rameshchandra Mehta, and alleged cheating, breach of trust, misappropriation of property and forgery.

Savjani’s complaint read: “... The above-named people have individually and/or collectively colluded and connived with each other and with malafide intention conspired to usurp my rights and cheat me of my property.”

Also, in April, Savjani had lodged a complaint with the civic body alleging that Gupta had carried out illegal changes in his flat.

Savjani had approached the HC as the police had not taken any action on his complaint. After Prabhu’s statement in court, Savjani withdrew his petition.

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