A mother (65) and her daughter (43) were arrested for allegedly ‘cheating on five people of approximately Rs 2.5 crore’ after selling their “Greater Kailash Part-1 house” to all five of them using duplicate documents, the police said Monday.
The two accused identified as Molly Kapoor and her daughter Anuradha Kapoor were caught from a hotel in south Delhi’s New Friends Colony (NFC) on Saturday.
Three of the five people who were allegedly duped by mother and daughter registered complaints. Two cases were lodged at the Greater Kailash police station and the other at Defence Colony police station. The two women flee from the spot and flew abroad only to live lavishly, according to the police.
Additional deputy commissioner of police from the southeast, Ghanshyam Bansal said Anuradha, who had done her MBA from a university in London, was last arrested in 2015 by the Goa Police in link with the murder of a casino agent there. “Anuradha was later released on bail in that case,” Bansal said.
The police said they have notified the Goa Police regarding her ‘latest arrest’ and have sought more information over the murder case in which she was a co-accused. The two of them were produced before a Delhi court on Saturday that sent them to Tihar Jail.
An investigator said in 2014-15, the mother and daughter individually collected token money to a sum of Rs 2.5 crore from five different people after promising to sell them the Greater Kailash-1 house.
“The price of the property was fixed for Rs 2.8 crore. The duo collected between Rs 60 lakh and Rs 1 crore as token money from each buyer and sold the property to each of them on the basis of forged ‘agreement to sale’ documents. After collecting the money, they switched off their phones and fled,” the officer said.
As per the cops, Molly and Anuradha were declared ‘proclaimed offenders’ in two cases in the year 2016 and in a third case previously this month. On Saturday, the anti-auto theft squad from south-east district got information that the 2 suspects had checked in to a hotel in NFC. The team reached the hotel and caught them red-handedly, additional DCP Bansal said.
During the interrogation session, the women opened up that they jetted off to countries like UK, USA, Australia, Singapore and Sri Lanka, and lived a luxurious life with the money they had got by cheating on the five different people.
“Anuradha told us that after completing her BCom from Delhi University’s Hansraj College, she completed her MBA (Finance) from a university in London. On her return, she started working as a freelancer stock consultant. However, in order to earn quick money, she conspired with her mother to cheat people,” Bansal said.
(With inputs from HT)