SRA dis­pute: 1 more Pu­jari aide ar­rested

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY -

Mum­bai: Over two weeks af­ter two Ravi Pu­jari aides and a de­vel­oper were ar­rested for al­legedly us­ing the gang­ster’s help to set­tle a dis­pute in a SRA project in Malad, the crime branch ar­rested an­other Pu­jari aide.

Po­lice claimed Ka­mal Singh alias Kam­rud­din Pa­tel had re­ceived money from Pu­jari aides Dashrat Shinde and Su­nil Jad­hav, who were ar­rested along with builder Vikrant Var­dani, to threaten Sushil Shinde, the pro­pri­etor of Nir­vana Prop­er­ties.

In 2008, Nir­vana Prop­er­ties un­der­took SRA re­de­vel­op­ment of Vishava Co-Oper­a­tive Hous­ing So­ci­ety at Din­doshi, Malad. Po­lice said Nir­vana Prop­er­ties en­tered into a joint ven­ture with N Thakkar from Ami Cor­po­ra­tion. While Ami Cor­po­ra­tion car­ried a project sur­vey and sub­mit­ted a re­port that of the 511 slum dwellers, only 90 were el­i­gi­ble for flats in the re­de­vel­oped build­ing. The dis­pute over el­i­gi­bil­ity was still on when Ami Cor­po­ra­tion, with­out seek­ing per­mis­sion from the so­ci­ety mem­bers or Nir­vana Prop­er­ties, dropped the lat­ter and signed a joint ven­ture with Parth Me­hta of Par­a­digm Con­struc­tion.

Early this year, when Sushil met Thakkar, Me­hta and Var­dani in Thakkar’s Juhu of­fice, Var­dani al­legedly threat­ened him say­ing he had ‘un­der­world links’ and if Sushil didn’t set­tle, he would face con­se­quences, said po­lice. —S Ahmed Ali

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