Man cheated of Rs 87L by SMC staffer for house allotment

Surat: A man was cheated by an employee of the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) of Rs 87 lakh with house allotment promises under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna. The employee identified as Rohit Solanki had promised the victim, Sandip Anghad to allot 80 EWS and 16 LIG houses for him and others.

Anghad had given Rs 87.20 lakh to Solanki over a period of two years.  He registered a case at Chowk Bazaar police against Solanki who works at the ward office of SMC at Panas.

Solanki had assured Anghad that he would make sure that the flats are allotted to him and others in the draw. For the same Anghad kept paying him money till he realised he was cheated by the SMC staffer. When he demanded his money back, Solanki threatened to commit suicide fearing a police complaint.The accused has been booked under IPC sections 406, 420, 504 and 506(2). The police is yet to nab the accused, as he fled the city.

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