Caretaker usurps property of ex-Bihar minister, starts PG business in Gurgaon


GURGAON: A city-based businessman and three others were booked for fraud and cheating after they allegedly took over a house that was built by former Bihar minister Prof Ravindra Charan Yadav on 300 sq yards of land in Palam Vihar.
Police said Lokesh Saini, his wife Neha and mother Manju, along with an associate — Praveen Yadav — were named in the FIR registered on Wednesday.

According to the complaint by the former minister’s wife Pramila Kumari, Lokesh converted the five-storey building with 45 rooms into a paying guest (PG) facility.
Pramila told cops Lokesh had sold 2,160 sq yards of land to her on the Delhi-Jaipur highway for Rs 3.3 crore. The transaction was completed on April 12, 2016, through a ‘general power of attorney’ agreement and payments were made through multiple cheques, she said.
Over the years, the former minister sold around 1,700 sq yards of the plot to others, and on the remaining portion, built the five-storey house.
Since he lives in Patna’s Kidwaipuri, Prof Ravindra appointed Lokesh caretaker of his Gurgaon property.
“My nephew used to work in Gurgaon and Lokesh was his close friend. We were close and he would visit us often with his family. This trust prompted us to make him the caretaker of the property,” Prof Ravindra told TOI on Thursday.
The fraud came to light when the former minister visited Gurgaon in Sept 2023 and saw that Lokesh was using the building to rent out rooms.
Prof Ravidra said when he asked Lokesh about it, he threatened to kill him and warned him against visiting again.
“I asked Lokesh and Pradeep, who was the caretaker of the PG, to sign a rent agreement with me because I live in Bihar. I also wanted to install a CCTV camera and maintain a register at the PG to ensure that no illegal activities are carried out there. Pradeep was ready to do so, but Lokesh intervened and told him not to move forward with the process,” the former minister said.
Later, he said, he found out that Lokesh had “illegally” sold another piece of the plot to a man in Faridabad.
Prof Ravindra said the complaint was filed at Palam Vihar police station in Sept last year and he approached the police commissioner this Jan.
“I got the power connection disconnected to pressure them into leaving. But they paid money to local officials and got it restored. The process of registering an FIR took some time because Lokesh would keep making excuses that his mother or wife were sick to delay the process,” he said.
Police said the accused have been booked under sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating) and 448 (house trespassing) of the IPC.
“The case is under investigation. We will visit the property to verify the allegation,” Gurgaon police spokesperson Yashpal said.
Prof Ravindra said he wanted to sell the plot to finance his children’s education abroad. His daughter studies at London School of Economics, and his son is pursuing an MBA in Toronto. “I needed money to support the education of my daughter and son. That is why we wanted to sell the land,” he said.
Prof Ravindra Charan was elected to Bihar assembly on an RJD ticket in 1990, 1995 and 2000. He contested the Madhepura parliamentary seat but lost to JD(U)’s Sharad Yadav in 2009. He later joined BJP.
(With inputs from Abhay Singh in Patna)
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