3 charged with duping VP of realty firm
Complainant alleges that trio defaulted on the payment of a Pali Hill flat
The Khar police has charged three persons, including two Mumbai-based real estate agents, with cheating a realtor in a multi-crore financial deal involving a 3BHK flat in Nav Palmyra CHS in Pali Hill, Bandra.
The under-construction Nav Palmyra CHS. Chandra Kamra said he would cooperate in the investigation. Gautam did not respond to mid-day’s calls or text messages
Suraj Samant, vice-president of Patel Realty, which undertakes construction and redevelopment projects, has filed a complaint against Dubai-based Manohar Sawlani, and two brokers — Chandra and Gautam Kamra. In his complaint, Samant alleged that in 2014, Sawlani — through the Kamras, who run a company called The Crew — had expressed interest in buying an 890-sqft flat on the fourth floor of the under-construction building from Patel Realty. The flat was then valued at Rs 2.65 crore.
"Once the deal was finalised, Sawlani paid us Rs 44 lakh and was issued an allotment letter. Sawlani didn’t pay the next installment of Rs 40 lakh, due in July 2015. He also did not pay the service tax of Rs 2.24 lakh,” Samant alleged.
However, the Kamra brothers claimed they had already handed over R45 lakh to Samant towards payment of the said flat and filed an affidavit in court. This money, alleged Samant, was a separate transaction and a non-refundable token amount for the purchase of his Santa Cruz office valued at R4.5 crore.
Sawlani told mid-day that his lawyers would deal with the case. Ramchandra Jadhav, senior inspector of Khar police station, said the investigation is under process.