Court admits petition against ATS officer in flat grabbing case

The Bombay High Court on Monday admitted a petition filed by Usha Mishra,who had accused an anti-terrorism squad officer of grabbing her flat in Malad.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: March 13, 2012 3:51:48 am

The Bombay High Court on Monday admitted a petition filed by Usha Mishra (62),who had accused an anti-terrorism squad (ATS) officer of grabbing her flat in Malad.

The flat was allegedly sold on the insistence of a woman who had rented it in 2006 and won the faith of petitioner Usha Mishra,a Jogeshwari resident. The petitioner said she neither got any money from the sale nor was she given a copy of the sale deed.

In 2010,Paromeeta Chakravarty,Mishra’s tenant,who had become very close to Mishra’s family,asked her to sell the flat through her personal financier Satish Shetty. It was after that the ATS officer,Sunil Mane,put pressure on the family to sell the flat,according to Mishra. She alleged that Mane,attached to the Chandan Chowki unit of the ATS in Juhu,threatened them with dire consequences if she refused to oblige.

She also alleged that Rs 43 lakh obtained from the sale of the flat was taken by Chakravarty,who was arrested along with two accomplices after Mishra lodged an FIR at Amboli police station last February. She had,however,moved the High Court through lawyers Shyam Marwadi and Diwakar Singh,seeking action against Mane.

Mane,in his reply,had said that he was falsely implicated in the case as he is a soft target. He has refuted the allegations that he had threatened the petitioner to sell the flat and only Rs 6 lakh was given to her,which was subsequently taken back in cash.

The court has asked the respondents,including the ATS chief and the officers of the Amboli police station,to file their replies in the case.

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