Anticipatory Bail by Punjab Haryana High Court to Realtor Manish Gupta in Sector 37 Property grab case.

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday granted bail to realtor Manish Gupta in the Sector-37 property grab case.


Manish is among 10 people booked by Chandigarh Police, including a journalist, Sanjeev Mahajan, and brother of a deputy superintendent of police (DSP), Satpal Dagar. The FIR was registered at the Sector-39 police station on March 2.

Behind bars since then, Manish had approached the high court after dismissal of his bail plea by a trial court on March 31. He is accused of giving two cheques for Rs 67 lakh and Rs 33 lakh, respectively, for the purchase of the 338 square yards property, which was bought by his brother Saurabh Gupta for Rs 2.9 crore in 2019.

In his plea, Manish had argued that all dealings took place through bank transactions. Therefore, there was no occasion for him and his brother to hatch a conspiracy or forge a document to purchase the house. The detailed order allowing him bail is awaited.

Anticipatory Bail by Punjab Haryana High Court
Anticipatory Bail by Punjab Haryana High Court

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Property was bought by his brother, he was booked for giving two cheques for Rs. 67 and 38 lakhs.

The two brothers and others named in the FIR were booked for kidnapping and torturing Rahul Mehta, the only surviving heir of his family, in April 2017 to fraudulently secure the general power of attorney of his Sector-37 house and sell it.

The case was registered after a probe into a complaint by tenant Pradeep Ratan Mehta’s to the SSP’s office in 2019.

According to the complaint, a bouncer, Surjit Singh, along with Sanjeev Mahajan and one Shekhar, had occupied the house of Mehta, who had not been keeping well. He had also accused them of assaulting and throwing him out of the house.

The police registered the case against the accused under Sections 452, 331, 365 , 386, 420, 465 , 477 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code.

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Recent ruling:

Punjab and Haryana High court in its judgment granted bail to the retailer, but the anticipatory bail pleas of Saurabh and another accused, Arvind Singla, a liquor baron. Will be taken up by the high court on May 26.

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