Chief Justice of India, Sharad Arvind Bobde’s mother Mukta Bobde is the owner of the property i.e. ‘Seadon Lawn’- the property located adjoining their residence near Akashwani Square which is rented out to host various events and the family had appointed Ghosh, a resident of Friends Colony as its caretaker. It is alleged that she was duped of Rs 2.5 crore by the caretaker of a family property.
The accused in the case Tapas Ghosh (49) was arrested on Tuesday night and a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Nagpur police is looking into the matter under the supervision of DCP Vinita Sahu, he said. The official said that Bobdefamily has been looking after the property and its finances since last 10 years.
Its alleged that Ghosh took the advantage of advanced aged of CJI’s mother and her poor health bby forging the payments receipts of the lawn and duped her of Rs. 2.5 crore. The officials said that adding the money may even be more as Ghosh and his wife did not deposit all amount they collected by renting out the lawn for various programmes, including marriages.
When the fraud came up and FIR was registered under provisions of IPC at Sitabuldi Police Station, the police formed the SIT which includes officers from the Economic Offences Wing (EoW).