Gujarat High Court on Friday granted bail to Popular Builders’ – Raman Patel and Dashrath Patel in a case in which the two are accused of usurping a property worth Rs3 crore in Ahmedabad.
The advocates representing the duo submitted before the court that the dispute between the parties pertains to certain stipulations in the rent agreement and the matter is pending before the civil court. Hence they should be released on bail.
The public prosecutor argued that under the garb of an agreement, the case is that of a conspiracy to usurp the property, so the bail should be rejected.
Court has asked both the brothers to furnish a personal bond of Rs15,000 as a security deposit with the Vastrapur Police Station.
Earlier the Ahmedabad Rural Court has rejected the bail of both the accused and observed that many serious offenses have been registered against the duo with different police stations in the city.
Also, the investigation is still on in the case and so rejected the bail.
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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