Thane police book 5 for defaulting on Rs 4.5 crore housing loan

Thane police book 5 for defaulting on housing loans worth Rs 4.5 crore
The accused had taken the loan from Indiabulls Housing Finance Limited (Picture Courtesy: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

Thane police have booked five people, including two couples, for allegedly defaulting on loans worth over Rs 4.55 crore taken from Indiabulls Housing Finance Limited.

The accused were identified as Marpat Bhokadia, Kalpesh Bhokadia, Manjula Bhokadia, Rajesh Mevawala and Rakhi Rajesh Mevavala.

According to an official from Naupada police, the culprits had taken the loan in March 2011.

“As per the complaint lodged by an official of Indiabulls, the Bhokadias approached the firm in March 2011 and sought housing loan to the tune of Rs 4,55,00,000. They told the company that they were into production and export of steel,” he told PTI.

“As part of guarantee, they offered to mortgage two flats in Mumbai owned by the Mevavalas, who were to sell the flats at a cost of Rs 3,12,50,000 to Bhokadias. They told the finance company that once the loan is sanctioned, they would get the sale deed done and submit the documents,” the officer added.

The Bhokadias paid the initial EMI, but when Indiabulls demanded the sale deed from them, they started giving evasive answers.

“During the investigation, Indiabulls officials found that the Mevavalas were still the owners of the flats and they had not sold them. When the company investigated further, it came to know that the accused were cheating,” he said.

The five accused have been booked under IPC sections 420 (cheating), 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy). However, no arrests have been made till now.

Further investigation is underway.

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