Pune, Aug 2 (PTI) City Police today registered a case of cheating against prominent builder and businessman Avinash Bhosale and four others for allegedly purchasing a land in Shivajinagar here originally meant for government employees.
The Chatushringi police registered a case under relevant sections of IPC against Ranjit Mohite, the original owner of the land, Avinash Bhosale, founder of ABIL Group, his son Amit and two others after a local court directed the police to register a case.
A group of individuals had approached the court and filed a private complaint, accusing that the said land was meant for gazetted officers and according to a government resolution of 1951, the land was meant for commercial purpose and cannot be sold to any private person.
\"The land in Shivajinagar, where the office of ABIL stands, belonged to Mohites grandfather, who was a gazetted officer and got the land for residential purpose,\" said Rajesh Bajaj, one of the complainants, who had approached the court and filed the private complaint.
He said that as per the Government Resolution (GR) of 1952, the land was meant for government employees and could be utilised only for residential purpose. \"However, Mohite sold the land to ABIL Group, who used it for commercial purpose. No permission from government was taken before the deal,\" the complainant said.
A station duty officer at the police station said that they have registered a case against the original land owner, builder and others after court had directed them.
Meanwhile, Amit Bhosale, the MD of ABIL Group said, \"I have still not been able to see the copy of the court order or the FIR. Once we get copy of both the documents, we shall study the same and decide our future course of action.\"
\"I also wish to state that we have purchased this piece of land from a private owner by obtaining all due permissions,\" he added.
They have been booked under section 420 (cheating) and other sections of the IPC and further investigation was on.