Pune Crime News | Loan app scam! Girl threatened that her reputation will be maligned by sending obscene photos to family members and others
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Pune: A 58-year-old woman residing in the Sinhagad Road area of Pune fell victim to a real estate scam, losing a staggering one crore rupees. The Vishrambaug police have registered a case against four individuals, including a lawyer, and have arrested two suspects in connection with the fraudulent transaction.

The incident unfolded between the years 2020 and January 29, 2024, spanning locations such as the Cosmos Bank branch on Tilak Road and various spots across the city. The complainant approached the Vishrambaug police station on Tuesday to report the scam.

The accused have been identified as Prasad Prakash Khaire (40, residing in Bibvewadi, Pune), the woman’s nephew Shubham Girish Bhosale (29), the woman’s husband’s brother Girish Bhosale (55, both residing in Vadgaon Sheri, Pune), and advocate Sanjay Tanaji More. Prasad Khaire and Shubham Bhosale have already been taken into custody after a case was registered against them under IPC sections 420, 406, and 34.

According to the police investigation, the woman’s nephew and her husband’s brother claimed that they intended to sell the Noor Manzil bungalow, owned by Prasad Khaire of Vadgaon Sheri, for a sum of Rs. 1 crore and 35 lakhs.

As per the complaint, the advocate, Sanjay More, assured the woman that the property title was clear and collaborated with the accused in fabricating a false notarization file. The plaintiff was handed a counterfeit certificate, prompting her to transfer Rs 95 lakhs to the bank loan account of Prasad Khaire for the supposed transaction.

However, it was discovered that the amount paid by the woman was siphoned off by Prasad Khaire, leading her to realize the fraud and subsequently report the matter to the police.

In an attempt to rectify the situation, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the landowner and the woman. The landowner, Prasad Khaire, returned thirty lakh rupees, which were promptly seized by Shubham Bhosale, the woman’s nephew, who deposited the check in the name of other accused parties.

The plot thickened as Shubham Bhosale then convinced the woman to part with more money, ostensibly for additional construction on the property. However, the promised construction never materialised, and the woman found herself duped of a total of Rs 1 crore and 5 lakh.

As the investigation continues, the police are delving deeper into the case.

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