A builder by the name of Shirish Rangrao Chavan (age 38) (Suraj Enterprises) is absconding after a case of cheating was registered against him by Prakash Raut at the Kalamboli police station.
The builder sold a flat in his building Suraj Apartment on plot no 90 at Sector 34, Kamothe to Prakash Raut. Later he found out that the flat was already sold to someone else in July 2011.
The builder Shirish Chavan is absconding and his phone switched off. Two other people also claimed to have been cheated by the builder in the same way. In all,3 flats were sold to 6 people.
This scam is growing by the day as more than 150 people are reportedly affected by the scam. In all cases, the builder took between 2 and 5 lakhs from each buyer and finally sold his plot to another person and absconded.
Mr.Shirish Chavan has been arrested by the Kalamboli police for cheating approx 100 people who had invested in his projects in Panvel, Kamothe and Kalamboli. He was arrested from his native place in Kolhapur.
A team of the Kalamboli Police went to Kolhapur to arrest him.