The Mandya subdivision police have started investigation against ‘Amaravathi Developers’ for allegedly duping people by collecting a huge sum and promising to allot residential sites, but failing to do so.
Owner Chandrashekar alias Amaravathi Chandrashekar had collected Rs. 12 crore from the Mandya District Police Housing Cooperative Society and Rs. 7.2 crore from the Mandya District High School Teachers Housing Cooperative Society a few years ago.
As per the agreement, the firm had to “purchase land, develop it and allot residential sites” to around 700 police personnel and 350 teachers. RTI activist K.R. Ravindra had recently submitted a petition demanding investigation to the State police headquarters.
Following this, Inspector General of Police (Grievances and Human Rights) K. Alok Kumar had sought a report from the Mandya Superintendent of Police Bhushan Gulabrao Borase.
Mr. Borase instructed Deputy Superintendent of Police V.J. Shobharani to look into the allegations against the developer. The police have already issued notices to persons concerned at the offices of Deputy Commissioner, Police Housing Cooperative Society, Teachers Housing Cooperative Society, Mandya Tahsildar and the Revenue department.
The police are also verifying documents pertaining to the agreement between the societies and the firm.
They will probe issues such as purpose of alienation and violations done by the firm. The report will be submitted before December 5, the officer said.