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EOW probes fraud case against private builders

New Delhi: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police has registered a case against four persons (directors) of a real estate firm. The complainants, in their complaint, have told the investigating agency that the company officials duped home buyers on the pretext of building flats in their project in Sector 133 Noida. Police said that the victims have been duped to the sum of Rs 2.07 crore.

"From around 2011 to 2013-14 based upon mass advertising and through their network of agents, the company, utilising the goodwill in the market lured unsuspecting people, who needed a house to purchase the house in their project in the proposed integrated township in Noida Sector 128-134," police said.

The company assured that all the statutory compliances for the project were in place and the flats would be completed and delivered within 42 months of allotment. The complainants further told that the builder had been making false promises of completing the work but on the ground, the work is stopped for last more than two years.

Ponzi scheme cheating

In another case, the EOW is probing the fraud in which 18 persons induced to invest money on lucrative returns in Ponzi schemes. The complainant told police that a husband-wife duo duped them of their money on the pretext of a business plan. "The two suspects told different persons regarding the cloth export plan through which in the next six months they will get the double amount," added police.

Army official's wife cheated

A woman who claimed herself as the wife of retired Army official was duped for more than Rs 1.7 crore under the pretext of insurance policy scheme for bonus and pension by a person who claimed himself as a government employee and his associates. "The complainant in the case alleged that she never met the suspects but was contacted through phone," added police. The EOW has started the probe in the case.

Duped on the pretext of constructing house

The complainant in the case wanted to build an additional house for which he paid several crores to private building company. The builder was known to the complainant. "My total claimed as of today are nearly Rs 7.10 crore which include the agreed amount of intrest till date," complainant told police. The investigating agency said that the alleged accused are evading joining enquiry.

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