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Popular Builders’ owners denied bail in property usurping case


A local court in Ahmedabad rejected the bail of Popular Builders’ owners – Raman Patel and Dashrath Patel in a case in which the duo is accused of usurping a property worth Rs 3 crore in Ahmedabad.

The court while rejecting the bail of both the accused observed that many serious offences have been registered against the two with various police stations in the city.

It said the investigation is also on in the case and hence court was not inclined to grant them bail. The advocate representing the petitioner submitted before the court that, the complainant had given the said property on rent to the accused and all electricity and tax bills are being paid by them.

The counsel for the Patel brothers said the complainant had abused the duo and also did not accept the cheque given towards the electricity bill in September. It is alleged that both the parties had agreed on raising the rent by 15% rent every three years but in 2015 the complainant raised the rent by Rs 10,000.

In January 2020, the complainant allegedly abused the brothers in connection with a pending case in the Ahmedabad Civil Court.

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What is the complaint against Popular Builders

As per the complaint, the brother has rented the complainant’s office in New York Tower in Ahmedabad. The two then usurped the property worth Rs 3 crore. Both the brothers were booked under IPC – 406,420, 468, 506(2) and 120(b) by Vastrapur Police Station.

The complaint states that the brothers rented the 8th-floor office of 2950 sq ft at New York Tower in Thaltej from Barot as their own office was under renovation.

They entered into a rent agreement for 11 months where the brothers not only agree to pay rent but also offer a 15% hike every year. They also agreed to pay the tax bills that were due during the period.

The office was rented on June 24, 2010, with the promise that they would vacate it as soon as their own office was renovated. But they continue to occupy the house without paying any rent.


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