CHENNAI: The Entrustment Document Fraud (EDF) wing of the Central Crime Branch (CCB) arrested two people on Wednesday for allegedly swindling Rs 1.5 crore from a woman by selling her a piece of land using forged documents. The police are on the lookout for another woman involved in the case.
Police identified the accused as A Subramanian, 55, and N Muthu, 47.
They said in 2012 Subramanian had sold a piece of land in Valasaravakkam to Gandhimathi of Mayiladuthurai for Rs 1.5 crore. He told her the land belonged to Santhakumari who lives away from Chennai.
Subramanian said he had the power of attorney for Santhakumari and transferred the land to Muthu who works at the Virugambakkam registrar office. From Muthu, he transferred the land to Gandhimathi.
In 2019, when Gandhimathi went to see her land, she found there was some construction work going on.
Gandhimathi then realised that she was duped by Subramanian, Muthu and Santhakumari. She then lodged a complaint with the EDF wing of the CCB.
The police then arrested Subramanian and Muthu. The duo was remanded in judicial custody on Wednesday. A search is on for Santhakumari.