Tribune News Service
Zirakpur, September 24
The Mohali police today booked the management of Gupta Builders and Promoters Private Limited (GBP) for duping scores of investors by taking money from them on account of residential, commercial properties, investment and other real estate dealings.
A large number of investors today approached the Mohali police with their complaints after reports of the builders fleeing the country started gaining ground.
Police officials said there were similar complaints against one more real estate firm, which were being investigated.
People from the tricity, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir among others had invested their hard-earned money in various housing projects. They alleged that the real estate firm management and the staff had been incommunicado for the past one week. Offices of the firm have been locked for the past one week.
On a complaint of Mohali resident Sarika Poplani, directors Satish Gupta, Raman Gupta, and Pradeep Gupta, all brothers, have been booked.
“As many as 35 people approached us today. They are claiming a fraud to the tune of Rs1,500 crore by the GBP management. The police have begun investigation. The amount could be less or more as the builders have several projects in Zirakpur, Mohali, Kharar, New Chandigarh and other places. More investors are likely to file complaints in the coming days,” said Mohali SSP Satinder Singh.