Noida builder forges HC order to avoid paying Rs 26.80-crore dues, FIR filed

The director of Noida-based ET Infrastructure has been booked for forgery and fraud, for forging a court order, in a bid to avoid paying dues of Rs 26.80 crores

A Noida-based builder, who allegedly tried to avoid paying dues of Rs 26.80 crores that his firm owed to the Noida Authority, by forging an Allahabad High Court order, has been booked for fraud and forgery, officials said, on August 20, 2019. Sushant Agrawal, director of ET Infrastructure, owed the amount to the Noida Authority, in connection with Plot C1 in Sector 16, which houses the palatial World Trade Tower, they said.

“Agrawal came to the Authority office on July 20, 2019 and met officials, claiming he has an order from the Allahabad High Court, which states that his dues of Rs 26.80 crores not be taken. He said the court has passed the order on March 14, 2019,” a Noida Authority spokesperson said. “However, when our officials from the Commerce Department probed the matter, it turned out that the Allahabad High Court had not passed any such order on March 14,” the spokesperson said.

“It further emerged that Agrawal had tampered with another order of the court, which was passed on February 28, 2019 and he had presented that forged order to the Authority,” he said. A complaint was lodged by an Authority official at the Sector 20 police station against Agrawal on August 19, 2019, the spokesperson said. Agrawal has been booked under Indian Penal Code sections 420 (fraud) and 467, 468 and 417 (all related to forgery of documents), according to the FIR.

 

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