A Delhi court on Saturday sent construction major Unitech’s promoters Sanjay and Chandra and Chandra to police custody till April 3, in an alleged fraud case related to a real estate project in Gurugram.
The Chandra brothers were arrested in the morning by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Delhi police. The investigating agency appealed to Metropolitan Magistrate Ashu Garg that custodial interrogation of the accused was required to find out the money trail and the beneficiaries of the transactions.
The agency, seeking remand for three days, also said the accused were not cooperating with the investigation.
The counsel for the accused, opposing the remand plea, said the police had searched the premises of the accused, who could not be compelled to give any incriminating evidence against themselves.
“The accused were arrested for not developing a project, Anthea Floors, at Gurugram,” an investigating officer said, adding 91 people had invested Rs 35 crore in the project.
Another senior police officer said, “They (Chandras) allegedly fraudulently took money from investors, and parked it in a shell company abroad. They did not even have valid permissions before starting the project.”