Lonavla land rip-off: Solely sick & aged lawyer granted bail | Mumbai Information

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Lonavla land scam: Only ill & aged lawyer granted bail | Mumbai News

MUMBAI: The Bombay Supreme Court denied bail to Ram Awasthi, who was charged in the Lonavla land fraud in which a Mumbai-based businessman was defrauded of Rs 7 crore. The court also granted bail to another defendant, attorney Vinod Mistry, considering his age and health.
The complainant, Vinay Chawla, is going to move the trial court in Pune to waive bail granted by the first class district court for two other defendants – Kishor Lalwani and Kishore Madhyani.
Lonavala Police are investigating land fraud in which the defendant produced forged documents for a government land and allegedly defrauded Chawla with 7 rupees.
The police have arrested Chawla’s brother-in-law Tulsi Jaisnani and a Mahesh Alimchandani. The Olice said that while Ram Awasthi and Sharda Alimchandani were shown as agricultural tenants, Mistry, an attorney, was said to have entered into sales and purchase agreements between Chawla and other alleged tenants.
In 2013, Tulsi received a proposal to Chawla to buy and develop farmland in a 14.5 hectare village in Lonavla. “Tusli said the land belongs to Babhabai Landge, Nirmala Tawre and Ranjana Sathe. and that the property was with Kishor Lalwani and Kishore Madnani. If Chawla develops this land, he will make enormous profits and encourage Chawla to invest money. Tusli also said three others have lease rights on the property.