Seven-man gang that indulged in land fraud arrested
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Last Updated: Thursday, May 19, 2011, 14:34
Madurai: A gang of seven has been arrested for its alleged role in a major land fraud involving the sale of housing plots in various housing colonies in the district, police said.

SP Asra Garg told reporters yesterday that the gang had prepared fake documents of various plots in nine housing colonies in the district. The accused would use the documents to threaten owners of new housing plots that one of the gang members was the actual owner of the plot.

After swindling cash from the plot owners, they would again sell the plot to somebody else, he said.

Garg said the gang had prepared fake documents for the entire Park Town area in the district spreading 26 acres.

Adding that the gang was arrested yesterday following a complaint from the secretary of the Park Town Residents' Association, he said the fake documents were registered in the sub-registrar office at By Pass road in Madurai.

The head of the seven-member gang, John Kennedy, was absconding, he said, adding the gang had been indulging in this type of crime for the past two years.


First Published: Thursday, May 19, 2011, 14:34

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