Coimbatore

Three cases of property fraud registered

As many as three cases of property fraud were registered here on Friday involving property worth a couple of crores of rupees following judicial directives. While two of these cases were registered by the City Police, the last case was registered by the District Rural Police.

According to the police, the first case involved the sales of land that belonged to Airports Authority of India (AAI) and was meant to be used for the expansion of Coimbatore International Airport.

V. Anilkumar, a resident of Valapadu in Kerala, had purchased the land at a cost of Rs. 7 lakh from Jothimurugan of Madurai on August 28, 2009. However, he came to know only recently that the land belonged to AAI. Following this he approached the court.

In the second case, R. Radhakrishnan of Peelamedu had paid Rs. 2.5 crore to six persons on May 7, 2012 to purchase land in Coimbatore. However, the deal was not completed despite three years having elapsed. Following this, he approached the courts.

The Peelamedu Police registered the cases and invoked Section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in both the cases. Further investigations are on.

In the third case N. Soundaravalli (61), a resident of Palakkad in Kerala, accused her siblings of grabbing family land by forging papers.

According to the police, their mother Subbalakshmi, who died a few years ago, owned 10.47 acres at Thirumalaiyampalayam village. She did not share between her children. However, her children S. Vivekanandan (52) and Bakkiyalakshmi (68) allegedly prepared a fake power of attorney with the held of four others. They forged the documents and attempted to take possession of land.

The Madukkarai Police registered a case and invoked Sections 471 (Using as genuine a forged document or electronic record), 464 (making a false document), 465 (forgery), 467 (Forgery of valuable security, will, etc), 468 (Forgery for purpose of cheating) and 109 (Punishment of abetment if the act abetted is committed in consequence and where no express provision is made for its punishment) of IPC. Further investigations are on.


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