Delhi Economic Offences Wing arrests a conman for cheating citizens off Rs. 350 lakhs

The accused claimed that he is an agent of a registered builder and Developer and allured various persons on pretext of providing plots in the area of Swaroop Nagar & Bhalaswa Dairy : EOW

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The conman in custody of Delhi EOW

New Delhi, April 24

The Delhi Economic Offences Wing (EOW) arrested a conman who duped several jn delhi with housing scheme in Outer area. 

The accused was identified as Mohd. Mursalin Bashir who operated in the area of Swaroop Nagar and Bhalswa Dairy. Bashir originally belongs to Baraut of Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh. He was residing and operating his fraud enterprise in Burari area of Delhi. 

The victim, Ajay Singh Chauhan, resident of Sant Nagar, Burari, Delhi had filed a complaint that Mohd. Murslin Bashir introduced himself as an absolute owner of a piece of land and assured that he has the complete possession of the land. 

On his assurance, complainant paid Rs. 12,00,000/- as bayana on execution of agreement to sell and paid Rs. 52,50,000/- upon the execution of property papers, including GPA in his name. Later the complainant found that alleged person has sold the same piece of land to several other persons and taken payments.

Apart from above complaint, 22 others complaints were also received, wherein all complainants have alleged that, Mohd. Murslin Bashir and his associates have cheated them on the pretext of selling plots by forming societies in Bhalswa Dairy and Swaroop Nagar area of Delhi.Mohd.

DCP (EOW) Anyesh Roy said that Mursalin Bashir and his associates was to entice people to buy independent residential plot in approved colonies. The fraudster used the emotive issue of owning an independent house in the capital city, to lure his victims. He claimed that he is an agent of a registered builder and Developer and allured various persons on pretext of providing plots in the area of Swaroop Nagar & Bhalaswa Dairy.

He collected huge sums of money, totaling over Rs.350 Lakh but did not provide possession of the plots. The accused, along with his associates, cheated the victims of their money and also sold the same plot to several persons. 

Mohd Murslin Basheer did this by claiming ownership of plots in the Atal, Angoori Devi and Balwant Societies of Swaroop Nagar and Bhalaswa Dairy area. He took an advance amount from the victims/buyers and executed Agreement to Sell without having any ownership of plots. In this way, the fraudster Mohd. Murslin Bashir and his associates caused wrongful loss to various complainants while causing wrongful gain to himself. 

When victims complained against his and the matter was enquired by EOW, Delhi Police, he frequently changed his locations and avoided joining the investigation. With the help of technical assistance and constant surveillance, he was traced and arrested in the present case. Further, investigation of the case is underway.  

At the instance of accused person, payments receipt on letter head of M3K Builder & Developer Pvt Ltd., various GPAs, etc., executed in respect of various victims has been recovered while his bank accounts have been frozen, added police. 


While buying any immovable property (plot, floor, apartment, flat, etc.), always check the chain of ownership of the property. 

Cross-check and verify the authenticity of the documents from Sub-Registrar office, concerned revenue offices, etc.

Check receipts for payment of land revenue, property tax, electricity and water connections, etc., and identify their vintage. Documents which are of recent origin need to be further verified.

Make local inquiries at the site, esp. with people living since long, to ascertain ownership, any legal dispute, etc.

Check on CERSAI website to check and find out before buying a property, whether it is attached to unpaid loans or not.

Buyers should also check the status of various permissions from the concerned departments, such as municipal authorities, town planning department, etc.

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