Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta P P Naolekar’s son Siddharth is among the six persons against whom an Indore court has ordered police to file an FIR in a case of alleged cheating by a real estate firm. The Aerodrum police had refused to register a case against Siddharth Naolekar and five other officials of Emaar MGF Company after which complainant Abhijit Tripathi moved the court. The company is developing a project near the Super Corridor. JMFC R K Ravatkar has asked police to register an FIR under Sections 420 and 406 of the IPC against Siddharth, Mehar Singh, Ajay Nambiar, Swarna Gupta, Abhay Mishra and Sushil Gupta.
Tripathi alleged that the plot he had bought for Rs 53 lakh was found to be mortgaged and the company went back on its promises made at the time of purchase. The order was issued on August 22 but a week later the Indore police are yet to register the case. SP (West) Anil Singh Kushwah said police had sought legal opinion from the district prosecutor’s office before proceeding in the matter. Seeking the ombudsman’s resignation on moral grounds, Indore-based Congress leader K K Mishra said more than a year ago he had filed a complaint in the Lokayukta’s Bhopal office about irregularities in the same project. He alleged the Lokayukta office did not take cognisance of his complaint against government officials involved in allotment of the disputed land. A business trip of the Lokayukta’s other son Sandeep to China was also a subject of controversy. While Sandeep, who traveled as part of a delegation led by the CM, claimed he personally spent on the trip, the Congress alleged the entire expenditure was borne by the government.