MUMBAI: A 36-year-old MBA degree-holder has been accused of duping an Andheri resident of Rs 90,000 after promising to rent out his flat in Chandivli. The police said that the accused, Saud Khalifa-Dalvi, had promised to give his flat on rent to Raheel Zahid, a corporate communications executive with an IT firm. Zahid said he got in touch with Dalvi who had advertised online.
“I paid Dalvi Rs 5,000 as token money when I first visited the flat. On March 6, I paid him Rs 40,000 and Rs 45,000 on March 8,” said Zahid. “A day later, his cellphone was switched off. When we visited the flat again, his mother refused to vacate, saying her son had not come home for a few days and was not even in touch with her.”
Zahid said that an online search revealed that Dalvi had earlier been arrested by officials of Sakinaka police station on April 18, 2019.
Senior inspector of Sakinaka police station, Kishore Sawant, said they have received a written complaint from Zahid and will soon convert it into an FIR against Dalvi. “He had arrested been arrested last year for duping another person by promising to rent out his flat. He also misused that tenant’s documents to get a loan and credit cards,” said Sawant.
Also, APMC Market police station arrested him in 2015 for duping financial institutions by applying for high-end cars, including a Mercedes and BMW, using forged documents.