The fact that conman Kiran Patel got away with duping even high- ranking officials beggars belief in as much as it hints at a covert backing to his plans. The latest to have come out and accused Patel in an earlier, and still pending, matter is the brother of a BJP leader.
“Patel introduced himself as a property broker. Jagdish Chavda (63) is the brother of BJP leader Jawahar Chavda. The bungalow in Shilaj is estimated to be about Rs 15 crore. The conman met Jagdish and his wife Ila in February 2022 and assured them of a higher price, provided the bungalow could be reworked according to Vaastu. The gullible couple agreed on moving out to facilitate the renovation, for which they paid Rs 35 lakhs,” shared police officials investigating the case.
The couple relocated to their native place in Junagadh. “However, on return they found that Patel had put his nameplate outside the bungalow and even performed a vaastu poojan. When confronted by Chavda, he said that he would buy the bungalow,” the FIR records.
He weaved another story of his money being stuck in some big project with an MNC and promised to pay up once he gets paid. “Patel then moved out without completing the renovation. Later in August 2022, he served a notice on the Chavdas alleging illegal possession of the bungalow. The matter is still pending,” briefed DCP, Crime Branch, Chaitanya Mandalik.
Meanwhile, Patel has been in custody of Srinagar Police.
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