A doctor from Parel was tricked into ??6.5 lakh after reserving an apartment in Kamothe through a developer in 2015. When the plaintiff recently visited the site, he learned that such a construction did not exist and that the developer had also fled.
The plaintiff, Sunil Samatkar, 39, filed a fraud complaint against the developer, whom he had met in 2014 through a technician at his hospital in Parel.
Later, the developer asked Samatkar if he would be interested in buying an apartment. In August 2014, he showed the doctor a piece of land in Sector 36 in Kamothe and told him that this was the location of the new building.
âIn April 2015, the two signed an agreement whereby the developer was required to hand over possession of the apartment within 18 months. Samatkar paid it ??6.5 lakh for the apartment, âsaid an officer from Kamothe police station.
When the developer started evading Samatkar’s requests, he went to check the site last year and found that there was no construction going on. The developer gave him a check for ??5 lakh that rebounded, Samatkar told police in his complaint.
When Samatkar visited the developer’s office in Kamothe, it was closed. Kamothe Police on Tuesday filed a cheating case against the developer.