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Man Arrested for Usurping NRIs property

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An Indian NRI living in the United States filed a fraud complaint against his brother, a university lecturer and retired doctor, who had tried to appropriate his parents’ property through a forged will.

Complainant Yogesh Sood had filed a complaint under Sections 420 (fraud), 448 (punishment for trespassing) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC at the city’s NRI police station. The accused have not been arrested so far and will be asked to conduct further investigations.

The accused are senior Ramesh Sood, a resident of Lal Kothi opposite Government College for boys, doctor Jagjit Singh, a resident of Rani Jhansi Road, and retired lecturer Balroop Grewal, a resident of College Road.

Aditya Jain, an NRI lawyer, said a complaint was filed with the NRI police station in July and two months of investigation led to the registration of a criminal case.

Aditya said that according to the will of Maya Wati, the complainant’s mother, Yogesh, his brother Ramesh and a certain Rajat Sood had been assigned an equal share of the property. After selling most of his properties, Ramesh began to keep an eye on those of his brother Yogesh, who lives in the United States.

“To appropriate his brother’s property, Ramesh made a forged will of his father, declaring that he was the sole owner of his parents’ property. This will was forged and unregistered. Defendants Balroop and Jagjit were the witnesses to the will, so they were also charged in the case,” Aditya said.

He said that upon further investigation, the charge of forgery will also be added to the investigation file.

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