Tripura Governor, kin booked in fraud case
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Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2011, 17:41
Pune: The Pune rural police registered an FIR against Tripura Governor DY Patil and kin in connection with a fraud case following direction by a local court, police said on Thursday.

According to Talegaon Dabhade police, who registered the complaint filed by one Sampat Pawar on Tuesday, Patil, his wife Pushpalata and two sons--Ajinkya and Vijay, were booked under sections 420 (cheating and dishonesty inducing delivery of property), 467 (forgery of valuable security, will etc), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating)and 471 (using as genuine a forged document or electronic record) of IPC.

The police move came after Wadgaon Maval court issued orders for the same.

"We are investigating the matter starting with scrutiny of the relevant documents and will proceed as per the law", Sanjay Nikam, a police inspector attached with Talegaon Dabhade police station said.

The complainant alleged that the Patils, by forging the documents of the deal, dislodged him from the joint ownership of the trust for which the 40-acre plot of land was purchased by the families of Patil and Pawar for about Rs 4 crore.

The incumbent Governor of Tripura runs a huge network of educational institutions in Maharashtra.


First Published: Thursday, April 28, 2011, 17:41

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