In a shocking incident, a FIR has been filed against Thane BJP Chief Suresh Haware for cheat, forgery and criminal breach of trust. When the media contacted the police, they were informed that the builder and other directors of the company were absconding. This is being seen as a major set-back to BJP in Thane district. Looks like it’s a season of scams ! After 2G and CWG scams that took victims in the form of A Raja and Suresh Kalmadi at the center, Ashok Chavan in Adarsh scam in the state, now it seems to be the turn of Navi Mumbai where Thane District BJP Chief Suresh Haware has been accused in a case of cheat in property sale. A FIR has been filed against Suresh Haware and other Directors of the Haware Group at Vashi Police Station for cheat, forgery and criminal breach of trust under IPC Sections 406, 420, 467, 468, 471 & 34 and Section 3-4 and 13 of Maharashtra Ownership Flats Act. The complaint has been filed by a resident of Kharghar M M Thevar. In order to alert other buyers of the cheat and fraud done to him, Thevar called for a press conference. Speaking to the media here, Thevar informed that on May 21 2005, he had booked 4 offices at the second floor of the IT Park situated behind Raghuleela Mall in Vashi. Thevar had even paid nearly 80% of the total payment, that is, Rs. 54 lacs of the total Rs. 68 lacs 56 thousand 680 and still had not received possession of the same. He had even received an allotment letter mentioning the payments made. He further informed that his space was later on sold to a third party despite the fact that he was at that time directly in contact with the MD of the Haware Group Suresh Haware. The complainant says that initially Suresh Haware used to meet them but later he never met the complainant despite appointments. Thevar’s lawyer Sooraj Hulke said that there is already a dispute on the plot where they purchased property. It may be recalled that the dispute is between Micro Technologies, the owners of the plot and Haware Group who are the developers. He said that after giving the allotment letter to his client, Haware’s group’s sister company sold the same property to a third party. The lawyer says that this is a clear cut case of forgery and cheating. Throwing light on the investigations done so far in the case, the investigating officer of Vashi Police Station Rajkumar Chapekar named the accused in the case. He named the acts against which all the accused have been booked. He informed that two squads have been formed as the accused are absconding. Speaking of future course of investigations, he said that they will inspect the documents in the case soon. It may be recalled that in the recently concluded state budget session, BJP’s State Opposition Leader Eknath Khadse was very vocal on several builder scams in the state. Now his own party’s Thane BJP Chief Suresh Haware has been named as an accused in a cheat and forgery case, which is being viewed as a major set-back to the BJP in Thane district. Bureau report ” NMTV News.
August 17, 2010