A recent FIR was filed in opposition to Popular Builder’s Raman Patel, as soon as a key CBI witness within the Sohrabuddin Sheikh alleged faux encounter case, at Vastrapur police station in Ahmedabad Wednesday taking the full rely of circumstances in opposition to Patel to 5 in lower than a 12 months’s time.
According to police, Raman Patel and his sons, Monang Patel and Priyesh Patel, of Popular Builder’s Group have been booked in a recent FIR at Vastrapur police station after a complainant, Sandeep Prajapati (38), a resident of Thaltej in Ahmedabad, alleged that the accused didn’t pay him his wage since 2017, which was excellent to the tune of Rs 12.three lakh.
Prajapati was allegedly employed by Popular Builders to run the SBR Social Food Court, a then-popular night time joint in Ahmedabad situated on Sindhu Bhawan Road in Ahmedabad. Raman is at the moment in judicial custody in relation with different FIRs.
Speaking to The Indian Express, RM Sarode, the in-charge officer of Vastrapur PS, stated, “The complainant has claimed that in 2017, he was kept as a manager for SBR Social by Popular Builders but till date, he has not been paid salary. Upon being asked for salary, the accused had threatened to kill the complainant, as per his report. Taking cognizance of the complaint, we have booked the three accused under Indian Penal Code sections 406 for criminal breach of trust, 420 for fraud and 506 (2) for criminal intimidation.”
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From August 16, 2020, to February 10 this 12 months, a complete of 5 FIRs have been filed in opposition to Raman Patel and in whole six FIRs have been filed in opposition to him and his associates by the Ahmedabad police. While the 4 FIRs in opposition to Raman pertains to land grabbing and dishonest, one FIR is for alleged assault and try to homicide on his daughter-in-law Fizu Patel (spouse of Monang Patel), which was first lodged at Vastrapur PS on August 16 final 12 months.
Long historical past with regulation
On December 8, 2004, the names of Raman and Dashrath Patel had first surfaced when two unidentified males had opened fireplace on the workplace of Popular Builders in Navrangpura of Ahmedabad. No one was harm within the incident.
Later, within the CBI investigation into the Sohrabuddin Sheikh alleged faux encounter case, the brothers turned witnesses and the CBI acknowledged in its report that the firing incident was allegedly part of a bigger conspiracy the place Sheikh was allegedly advised, on the behest of Gujarat Police IPS officers and the then Gujarat home minister Amit Shah, to focus on the Popular Builders’ workplace to make a case in opposition to Sheikh and in the end remove him.
In 2010, Raman and Dashrath Patel had been additionally named in a Rs 100-crore land grabbing case by the Surat police.