Man poses as MHADA official, cheats Mumbai businessman of ₹15 lakh, held

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A 37-year-old man, who posed as a Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) official, and cheated a businessman of ₹15 lakh on the pretext of giving him a flat at VB Nagar, in Kurla, was arrested by the Chunnabatti police recently. The police are on the lookout for two others who were part of the fraud.

The police found that the accused, Vijendra Yeshwant Phedkalkar, a Nalasopara resident, was earlier arrested in a similar case by the Bhoiwada police.

The complainant, who was known to one of the wanted accused, Saifullah Idrisi, met him on March 7, 2016, with one Ramdas Chavan and Phedkalkar, both posing as MHADA officials. Idrisi convinced the businessman he will help him get a flat in a special quota with the help of the two ‘MHADA officials’, said the police.

The businessman was then shown two flats at the MHADA building in VB Nagar. Idrisi quoted ₹32 lakh for the flat the complainant chose, including stamp duty and registration. Idrisi told him he had to make a payment of ₹15 lakh, and for the rest of the amount he could take a loan, said an officer.

The complainant then gave ₹8 lakh to Idrisi in the presence of the two fake MHADA officials. On a separate occasion, the complainant gave Idrisi ₹7 lakh.

However, after six months, when the accused did not respond to his calls, he approached the MHADA office and found no paper work for the flat was ever done, added the officer.

In October 2018, a case was registered by the Chunabhatti police under sections 420, 406, 465, 467, 468, 471 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code. “During the investigation, we found the accused posed as MHADA officials and the flats shown to the complainant were already sold. We arrested Phedkalkar and are looking for the other two accused,” said an officer


Man jumps on Delhi Metro track, dies, Blue line resumes after disruption

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A man who reportedly jumped onto the track of Delhi Metro between Rajiv Chowk and Noida City Centre, has died, according to news agency ANI.

The person was found on the track earlier on Tuesday and taken to Lady Hardinge Medical College where he was declared dead on arrival.

The service on the Blue line between Rajiv Chowk and Noida City Centre was disrupted for a few hours.

Blue Line is one of the busiest sections of the Delhi Metro network, connecting Dwarka Sector 22 to Noida City Centre via Rajiv Chowk.


Man Pretended To Be Mamata Banerjee’s Aide, Used Blue Beacon To Cheat

Man Pretended To Be Mamata Banerjee's Aide, Used Blue Beacon To Cheat

Kolkata: A person was arrested by the West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for pretending to be the secretary of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and defrauding people by taking money from them, an official said on Tuesday.

The accused used to travel in a blue beacon-fitted vehicle and visit the Iskcon International headquarters at Nadia district’s Mayapur.

Based on a complaint lodged by Tarun Gourhari Das, a follower of Iskcon, in Nabadwip Police Station, the accused, Tapas Banerjee, was arrested, an official said.

“He used to visit Iskcon, Mayapur, frequently, first on March 15 in 2014 and then on February 12 the next year, introducing himself as secretary of Chief Minister and also claimed that he would be the District Magistrate of Nadia,” the official said.