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Builder booked for trying to grab Dilip Kumar's bungalow

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The Economic Offences Wing of the Police has registered a case of cheating against a builder for allegedly trying to grab the of veteran Kumar in suburban Bandra, an said today.

The builder, Samir Bhojwani, falsely claimed ownership of the two plots on which the was built in the upscale Pali Hill area of Bandra, the said.

Police suspect that Bhojwani forged certain documents to grab the bungalow, he said.

Kumar's wife recently approached the police and lodged a complaint against Bhojwani following which the offence was registered against the builder on Monday, of Police (EOW) said.

"We are investigating the case thoroughly and action will be taken accordingly," he said.

As per the complaint, the legendary had bought both the plots of the in 1953 for Rs 1.40 lakh, another said.

However, Bhojwani, who is on the run, claimed that his father bought the property in the 1980s from the Mulraj Khatau Trust, he said.

After the offence was registered, a team of EOW sleuths on Monday raided Bhojwani's residence in from where they seized weapons, including knives and daggers, the police official added.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 12:45 IST