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A woman,who allegedly duped around 30 people promising them quick possession of MHADA flats,whom the police had been trailing for months was arrested on Thursday.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai |
January 16, 2010 12:55:27 am

A woman,who allegedly duped around 30 people promising them quick possession of MHADA flats,whom the police had been trailing for months was arrested on Thursday.

The woman,Anuradha Jadhav,used to make her accomplices pose as senior MHADA officials and dupe investors,Tardeo police said. The 50-year-old woman has taken lakhs of rupees from at least 25-30 persons,they said. The cops have been on her trail ever since the arrest of two of her accomplices.

“Last March,after seven members of a family complained that they were duped of over Rs 38.6 lakh,we arrested Suryakant Tukaram Nakashe (59) alias Babubhai who had posed as a MHADA official and Sudhir Panditrao Joshi (40) who posed as an agent. We learnt that the mastermind was Jadhav,who claimed to be a social worker and also a worker of the Congress party,” said assistant police inspector A K Pathare.

“She operated under various aliases. We had been following her trail for ten months across Maharashtra but were unable to arrest her. On Thursday,acting on a tip-off that she would arrive at her house in Navghar,we arrested Jadhav,her son Ajinkya (25) and one Ramesh Gangan (66) who used to pose as her manager,” said police inspector P Kunte.

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To evade police,Jadhav had also changed her SIM cards.

The racket began in 2007 with agents assuring investors of possession of flats within a fortnight. But they did not get the flats or their money. “Jadhav would take them to localities and show them flats coming up. Her accomplices would pose as MHADA officials. The accused would take an advance and give a receipt. When investors realised they may never get their flat,they demanded a refund. The accused issued them cheques that bounced,” said Pathare.

Most of whom she duped are poor and had drained their finances to pay her the money. “A housewife who had given Rs 18 lakh to the accused for a flat is now forced to work as a housemaid. A man who paid an advance passed away,unable to bear the strain of the loans he had taken,” said Pathare.

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First published on: 16-01-2010 at 12:55:27 am

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