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Delhi Police arrests builder for duping buyers of Rs 1.2 cr

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Wednesday said that they have arrested a builder who had taken a huge amount from the complainants and sold them the flats which had already been sold to other persons in South Delhi area. Police said that the accused had cheated flat buyers to the tune of Rs1.2 crore.

Police identified the accused as Yogesh Kumar Bhati (37), resident of Sultanpur village. In a press statement, the city police claimed that on March 8, a case was registered at Fatehpur Beri police station on the complaint of one Sanjeet Kumar.

"In his complaint, the complainant alleged that Yogesh Bhati was constructing flats for sale. He booked one flat in the Abadi of Lal Dora of village Sultanpur, by agreement to sale dated 27-1-2017 with Yogesh Bhati," police said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Vijay Kumar said complainant paid the whole consideration amount to Bhati in different transactions.

"Possession of the flat was handed over to him. On 7th January 2019, when complainant went to his flat, he was shocked to see that some unknown were inside that flat," said DCP Kumar.

When he asked them as how they have entered his flat, one of the persons told him that they have purchased the flat from Yogesh Bhati.

"He called Yogesh Bhati and inquired from him how he has sold his flat and allowed to enter his flat some other person, Yogesh Bhati told him, he agreed to return his money with damages," added

police.

He handed over him two cheques and promised to pay the remaining balance with damages after a few days. He presented the cheque to his bank but cheques bounced with remarks of "Payments stopped" he called Yogesh Bhati but he (Yogesh Bhati) did not receive his call and avoiding to meet him.

Meanwhile, another complaint was also received against the accused.

"During the investigation, accused did not join the investigation despite several visits of the IO at his house and pasting notice there for joining the investigation."

"He was absconding and was avoiding his interrogation. Later, he was arrested," said police.

During interrogation, the accused Bhati revealed that he had sold the same property through sale deed to different persons and received 30 lakh per flat from the

buyers.

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