Vadodara: Four persons have been booked by the Sama police for trying to usurp a plot of land belonging to an auto-rickshaw driver. Shailesh Gavali, 40, a resident of Fatehgunj accused the four of cheating him by forging his signatures and producing bogus documents in the court.
In his application filed with the police in August last year, Gavali had identified the accused as Deepak Makwana, Sunil Parmar, Pushpendra Rajput and Raghvendra Chauhan. Investigating the complaint, cops found the allegations to be true and filed an FIR. Gavali said he owned a plot of land in Sama village which was in the name of him, his mother and two sisters.

In September 2017, Gavali’s mother Lalita fell sick and took a loan of Rs 61,000 from Makwana, one of the accused. Makwana took the woman’s sign on a blank paper before giving her the amount. When she failed to repay the loan, Makwana began harassing her for his money. This led to a fight and Gavali filed an application against him with the police. Gavali told the police that he and his family members had then decided to sell off the plot to a resident of Dabhoi-Waghodia Ring Road, Yogesh Luhana, to repay the loan. A sale deed was signed in 2017 and Luhana began to develop the property.

However, in July 2018, Gavali, his family members, Luhana and his partner Kaushik Parmar got a notice from the civil court saying that Makwana had claimed possession of Gavali’s land, along with power of attorney and receipts of cash paid in the name of the complainant’s mother and sisters. Gavali disputed this, filing a complaint that Makwana and the other accused forged his and his family members’ signatures to usurp the land. The police is likely to question the accused soon.

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