BJP councillor accused of trying to usurp plot

BJP councillor accused of trying to usurp plot

Bharatiya Janata Party councillor from Mukundpur, Gulab Singh Rathore, has been accused of trying to usurp a plot in northwest Delhi's Bhalswa Dairy area. An FIR was filed on Tuesday.

The complainant alleged that the councillor and his family members threatened to kill him when he objected to the plot’s illegal possession.

In his complaint, Shastri Park-resident Sanjeev Kumar told police that he was threatened with a false molestation case. He approached police after noticing a shipping container kept at the plot on Tuesday.

Sanjeev claims he had purchased the plot in Mukundpur Extension Part-2 in June 1999 from two men named Surendra and Rajkumar.

“Sanjeev has a sale deed of the plot under the Registration Act,” said a police officer. Surendra and Rajkumar had purchased the plot from Dhani Ram and Jiley Singh in January 1990.

It is alleged that the councillor along with his associates first tried to usurp the plot on March 23 . They tried to construct a wall around the plot. Sanjeev was informed about it by some locals after which he called the police control room.

Gulab and his companions left when a police team reached the plot. 

Sanjeev claims he met the group when he went to the plot on March 24. Sanjeev told them that he owned the plot, but the group allegedly thrashed him after an argument. Gulab allegedly claimed that he had papers of ownership of the plot.

Sanjeev was then threatened that he would be shot dead if he returned. “Sanjeev claims that some women with Gulab tore their clothes and threatened to implicate him in a case of molestation,” the officer added.

Sanjeev alleged that he went to the plot on Tuesday and found a shipping container at the plot. He tried to take some photographs, but was prevented from doing so by some people there. Sanjeev then made a PCR call after which his statement was recorded and a case was filed with Bhalswa Dairy police station

The charges are under sections 420 (cheating), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using a forged document as genuine), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 448 (house-trespass) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.

Sanjeev has identified two of Gulab’s associates as Vijay Rathor and Susheela. Sanjeev has also approached court over the issue.

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