Pune: Lawyer Booked For Cheating Amar Builders Of Rs 5.33 Crore Taking Charity Commissioner’s Name

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Pune, 12th October 2021: A lawyer has been booked by Pune city police for allegedly duping city-based Amar Builders under the pretext of giving a plot of land belonging to a trust within the jurisdiction of Charity Commissioner, Mumbai.


Based on the complaint from Pune Joint Charity Commissioner office Superintendent Sunita Tikone (56), Koregaon Park police station has registered an FIR against Advocate Parag Deshpande (38), a resident of Shivajinagar.


According to police, accused Deshpande set up a firm called Charity Helpline and pretended that the firm belonged to the Joint Charity Commissioner Office. Amar Builders wanted to develop land belonging to the trust. The Charity Commissioner’s office had fixed the value of the land at Rs three crore in 2011. However, the accused told the builder that its value has increased to Rs 5.33 crore and took the amount.

Later the fraud came to light and a complaint was lodged by the Charity Commissioner office for using their name for cheating.


The case against the lawyer has been registered for offences under sections 417, 420, 467, 470, 471, 472 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). PSI Shrikant Sawant is further investigating the case.