Mukesh Mehta

AFTER rejection from Sessions Court last week, now the Bombay High Court has also rejected the Anticipatory Bail plea of Ghatkopar based builder Mukesh Mehta who has been accused of cheating, forgery of documents and illegal sale of TDR worth Rs 30 Crores. 

The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai Police had registered a case against Mukesh Mehta accusing him of cheating and forgery in the basis of complaint filed by Bipin Makda. 

According to the complaint, Bipin Makda claimed that his father Talakshi Makda alongwith six others, in their capacity as partners of M/s. Dalia Industrial Estate, had purchased the plot of land admeasuring about 4,275square metres located in Oshiwara from Behramji Jeejibhoy Private Limited in the year 1972 under a registered Conveyance Deed.

Bipin Makda alleged that Mukesh Mehta in connivance with the two partners of the firm, Jitendra Makda and Hirji Kenia, fabricated documents to show that the firm had sold the plot of land at Oshiwara to Mukesh Mehta in 1979, however the address and photographs affixed on the document of 1979 were in fact of much later. Further it has been alleged that deed of partnership firm was then fabricated to show that the other partners had retired from the partnership firm and Jitendra Makda and Hirji Kenia had become 50-50 shareholders in the partnership.

Mukesh Mehta, then in 2008 got the purported purchase of 1979 of the plot of land by getting a deed of confirmation executed from Jitendra Makda and Hirji Kenia by way of forged documents.

Further, Mukesh Mehta obtained TDR for the said plot of land from Mumbai Municipal Corporation on the strength of such forged and fabricated documents and sold the TDR to a renowned developer through Sunil Mantri Realty Limited for over Rs.30 crores. The entire fraud was orchestrated by Mukesh Mehta and he earned Rs 30 Crores by way of ill-gotten money.

Last week, Mukesh Mehta had approached Sessions Court seeking anticipatory bail. After hearing both sides at length the Court rejected the bail plea and observed that the offence is serious and needs thorough custodial investigation. Mehta on the basis of the order approached the Bombay High Court to challenge it, but Bombay High Court also rejected his bail application on Friday.

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