Genelia hauled up in real estate fraud case

On the day Union Minister Vilas Rao Deshmukh got an extention for his Rajya Sabha seat, his daughter-in-law and actress Genelia D’souza was hauled up in a cheating case in Andhra Pradesh.

A local court on Friday directed police to file a case against the actor and five others of the real estate company Anjaniputra Infrastructure Pvt Ltd (APiPL) for defaulting on giving possession of duplex house to a customer who had paid the full amount. Genelia was the brand ambassador for the company.

The Nampally court on Friday ordered the Saifabad police to file a case against Genelia, on the complaint by Chatta Tirupathaiah, in connection with the purchase of plots for housing from the company.

The court intervention came following the complaint to the State Human Rights commission that the brand ambassador lured customers to the company by giving it a clean chit for good management practices.

In  December 2008, complainant Chatta Tirupataiah had purchased two plots for Rs 48 lakhs, at Kalvakolu village in the Maheswaram mandal of Ranga Reddy district, from the real estate company, Anjaniputra Infrastructures Pvt Ltd. But the plots have not yet been registered in his name by the company. The company, which had collected nearly Rs 150 crore from the buyers, have not even begun the registration process or the venture.

The complainant alleged that Genelia played her part in attracting customers to the company and therefore has a role in the fraud. In fact, Genelia had claimed that she was one of the directors of the company and had said that she had also bought plots from the company during the promotional campaign.

The Court has ordered the Saifabad police to register cases against Genelia, MD Sujith Reddy and three other directors under the sections 120 B, 420, 406 and 506 of IPC.

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