Couple arrested for attempting to usurp property in Delhi

A couple were arrested here for allegedly attempting to usurp property by forging documents, police said.

Last Updated: Jun 02, 2011, 21:19 PM IST

New Delhi: A couple were arrested here for
allegedly attempting to usurp property by forging documents,
police said on Thursday.

Sandeep Singh Bhatia (44) and his wife Babbal Kaur
(40) were apprehended following investigations into a
complaint filed by one Vinod Kakkar, Ashok Chand, Deputy
Commissioner of Police (Crime), said.

Bhatia and his wife in December 2009 had agreed to
purchase ground floor portion of a property in Patel Nagar
owned by Kakar, his wife and daughter.

"They agreed to purchase ground floor for Rs 2,89
crore and an advance of Rs 30 lakh was paid by them. The date
for execution of documents was fixed for February 28 last
year. The ground floor which was being sold had already been
rented out to Punjab and Sind Bank on rent of Rs 1.47 lakh per
month. They gave another Rs 27 lakh as part payment," he said.

Instead of paying the balance amount, the couple filed
a Civil Suit in the Delhi High Court against complainant
alleging that Kakar is not performing as per agreement.
"When copy of agreement was received by complainant,
it was revealed that husband and wife duo had filed a forged
agreement," Chand said.

The husband and wife duo allegedly forged the
signatures of Kakar, his wife and his daughter.

In the forged agreement, it was shown that the couple
had paid an advance of Rs 90 lakh while they had of paid only
Rs 57 lakh.

"Also in the forged agreement it was shown that the
husband and wife duo are purchasing the whole property whereas
in reality it had been agreed by the complainant for sale of
ground floor only," Chand said.

During investigations, he said, the forged agreement
and receipt filed by the husband and wife duo in Delhi High
Court in the Civil Suit were obtained and sent to Forensic
Science laboratory, Delhi for comparison with the signatures
of complainant, his wife and daughter.

Forensic Science Laboratory reported that the
signatures of Kakar, his wife and his daughter have been
forged, Chand said.

PTI