Doctor 'sells' DDA land for Rs 31 crore

He used to deal in disputed properties

A registered medical practitioner found himself behind bars after striking a Rs 31 crore deal for a piece of government land at a prime south Delhi location.

M A Khan, 51, allegedly executed an MoU last month for selling Delhi Development Authority land behind PVR Anumpam Shopping Complex in Saket.  He received Rs 50 lakh as earnest money.

Khan, who lives in New Jafrabad, was held after Inder Chandawani of Sudershan Park approached Saket police station.

“An investigation has revealed that Khan used to sell and purchase disputed DDA and MCD properties,” said Chhaya Sharma, deputy commissioner of police (south).

In his complaint, Chandawani said Khan represented himself as the absolute owner of the commercial-cum-residential plot measuring 2,800 square yards.

“Khan allegedly claimed that he had saleable title documents in respect of the property in his name and further represented that the property was free from all encumbrances,” Sharma added.

When the deal was finalised for Rs 31 crore, Khan demanded Rs 1.5 crore as earnest money and Rs 3.5 crore as part payment.

Earnest money

An MoU was signed and Chandawani paid Rs 50 lakh as earnest money.

But when he enquired from DDA about the property’s status, he learnt that it was government land already acquired by the authority.  Chandawani then approached Saket police station and lodged a complaint.

Police found that Khan was already involved in a cheating case in trans-Yamuna area.

Thereafter, on secret information, Khan was apprehended in Gulmohar Park while travelling in a Hyundai Santro car which had a court parking sticker, and an advocate sticker with a flag of a national party on it. Khan later disclosed that he was a registered medical practitioner from Aligarh Muslim University.

Changing professions

“After completing the course, he started a practice in Hisar. He later started his transport business in Ghaziabad, but after suffering a loss he switched over to a property business in Loni DLF area,” Sharma added.

Finally, he shifted to Delhi and started sale and purchase of disputed DDA and MCD properties.

He is a regular visitor at Delhi High Court canteen, where he projects himself as head of  an association of advocates and close to senior politicians.

``He projects himself as ex-prabhari and general secretary of a national party’s Delhi unit, ex-legal advisor of GB Pant Hospital, and a registered medical practitioner,” Sharma said.

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