Builder Hanumant Chavan of Sai Raj Construction arrested by Vashi police

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A city based builder has been arrested by the Vashi police after several flat buyers lodged an FIR against him for cheating.

Vashi police station investigating officer, Sachin Hire, said that builder Hanumant Chavan of Sai Raj Construction was arrested last week and is currently in judicial custody after a group of 24 flat buyers had complained that they had been duped by him.

“The FIR was lodged in January this year, but the arrest has been made recently as the accused had moved the sessions court and the high court for bail. Finally, he has been arrested on charges of cheating and criminal breach of trust,” said Hire.

 One of the complainants, Usha Paniker said, “I had paid the builder an initial amount of Rs 7 lakh to book a flat in one of the four towers which he was reportedly making in Panvel region. But when I realized that no towers are being constructed, I demanded my money back. I had to make several trips to his office in Vashi in the last three years.”