Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan pranab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­

NAVI MUMBAI: The Belapur po­lice have booked a real es­tate de­vel­oper for al­legedly il­le­gally con­struct­ing a build­ing on a plot at Kopar Khairane that be­longed to City and In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (Cidco).

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, Cidco had ac­quired the plot at Sec­tor 4 from lo­cal farm­ers, but they did not al­lot it to any­one.

The builder took per­mis­sion from the NMMC by sub­mit­ting some fake doc­u­ments and con­structed a five-storey build­ing on the plot.

By the time Cidco of­fi­cials learnt about it, the build­ing had been built. They ap­proached the po­lice and reg­is­tered a first in­for­ma­tion re­port against the de­vel­oper.

“We are ex­am­in­ing all the papers re­lated to the said plot. Prima fa­cie it ap­pears that the de­vel­oper un­scrupu­lously took pos­ses­sion of the plot and con­structed the build­ing. It is how­ever, not clear if he sold any flat to any­one in that build­ing,” said Viswash Babar, po­lice subin­spec­tor from CBD Belapur po­lice sta­tion.

The po­lice have reg­is­tered a case un­der sec­tions 420, 465, 467, 468, 471, and 34 of the In­dian Pe­nal Code (IPC).

They are now search­ing for him, but have not been able to find any clue about his where­abouts so far.

“We are fol­low­ing cer­tain leads and we hope to zero in on the ac­cused soon,” an­other po­lice of­fi­cer said.

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