Prominent Builder Avinash Bhosale booked by Pune police in cheating case

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Pune : On the orders of a magistrate court, prominent city-based builder Avinash Bhosale has been booked by Pune city police in a cheating case in sale of land.

The land in question is the site where Bhosale’s ABIL House is located at Range Hills corner on University Road.  Avinash Bhosale is the founder and chairman of ABIL Group, which is engaged in real estate and hospitality businesses.

The court issued the order on July 28. An FIR was  registered in this regard on Tuesday with Chatushrungi police station   against Avinash Bhosale and his accomplices including developers Ranjith Mohite, ABIL Group’s managing director Amit Avinash Bhosale, partners Ravindra Shinde, Ram Sita Bhubaneshwari and architect Swapnil Deshpande.

The court had issued the order based on a complaint from Rajesh Bajaj of Lokshahi group, a Pune-based citizens’ forum.

According to the FIR, Bhosale and his accomplices had allegedly sold a piece of land which was reserved for government servants as per the government resolution (dated 12/6/1951) to private persons. The group alleged that the documents were forged for the sale.

The FIR against the accused persons have registered for offences under sections 420 (cheating), 415 (cheating), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 409 (criminal for breach of trust by public servant, banker, merchant or agent ), 120 B (criminal conspiracy) and 34 ( act done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Senior Police Inspector Dayanand Dhome, in-charge of Chaturshrungi police station, said, “Based on the court’s order we have registered an FIR. We will investigate the allegations and proceed as per law”.

In a statement released to media, ABIL Group MD Amit  Bhosale said, “I have still not been able to see the copy of court order or the FIR. Once we get copy of both the documents, we shall study the same and decide the future course of action. Secondly, I also wish to state that we have purchased this piece of land from a private owner by obtaining all due permissions.”