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FIR against BJP MLA Kanwar Singh Tanwar for ‘cheating’ real estate firm, he denies charge

In an FIR registered on August 23, Tanwar has been accused of cheating and criminal breach of trust by the complainant, who is a director at Brahma City Pvt Ltd.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: September 8, 2021 7:37:36 am
BJP MP Kanwar Singh Tanwar accused of cheating real estate company; FIR filedA senior police officer said a metropolitan magistrate ordered the police to lodge an FIR against Tanwar last week in a property dispute case. He will be questioned soon. (Facebook/Kanwar Singh Tanwar)

The Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing has registered a case against BJP MP Kanwar Singh Tanwar for allegedly cheating a real estate company of Rs 65 crore, officials said Tuesday.

A senior police officer said a metropolitan magistrate ordered police to lodge an FIR against Tanwar last week in a property dispute case. Police say they plan to question him soon. In an FIR registered on August 23, Tanwar has been accused of cheating and criminal breach of trust by the director at Brahma City Pvt Ltd.

“He (the complainant) is lying to the police and the courts. I am an old man and would never cheat anyone like this. He is a history-sheeter. They are lying about the case. If it all happened in 2010-2015, why wait till now? They are trying to malign my image and my political career. I have already approached the Delhi High Court for justice. I didn’t do anything wrong,” said Tanwar.

The complainant said in the FIR that they were looking for land in Gurgaon and met Tanwar in 2008-09.

“The accused elaborated about his credentials and claimed he and his companies have a large chunk of land in the said region, and further said that he can also arrange and negotiate with farmers of the said region for collaboration and development of lands. Tanwar offered to aggregate and transfer rights of 105 acres of land at Rs 3.30 crore per acre in favour of Brahma,” reads the FIR.

As per the agreement, the complainant paid almost Rs 84 crore to Tanwar and his company for the said land. However, it is alleged that the company never received rights to Tanwar’s 65 acres of land and this led to disputes.

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