Sanjay (52), who was found murdered along with his family, had at least 10 cases of cheating registered against him at the Central district, said police. He was arrested in some of the cases and sent to Tihar Jail a few years ago, said an officer.
Police said Sanjay used to dupe people on the pretext of finding good properties for them. “Ten property-related cheating cases were registered against Sanjay. He had also filed four cases against some property dealers. We are looking into property disputes and if anyone had a grudge against the man,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Parmaditya.
Four months ago, police said, Sanjay was allegedly shot at by assailants outside his home. However, investigation into the incident proved inconclusive.
“Police also found that Sanjay had sold his Rajinder Nagar home three years ago, but was refusing to vacate the flat due to some dispute with the buyer,” said the sources.
Police said Sanjay used to work as a clerk with the Food Corporation of India and ran a part-time real estate business. But he was suspended six months ago. “He then became a full-time property dealer and also opened an eatery in Karol Bagh,” said an officer.
Police said Sanjay was also involved in a property dispute with his younger brother.
“When their father died six months ago, he left all his property to Sanjay’s wife, Jyoti. As a result, Sanjay and his brother had constant fights. They had
an argument two days ago over the same issue,” said an officer.
Rani Verma (52), a neighbour who has been living in the locality for the past 33 years, said Sanjay has three younger sisters apart from the brother.
“While we knew that Sanjay had duped several persons, we also knew that Jyoti was a nice woman. Her son was good in academics. After the property was given to Jyoti, her sisters-in law and brother-in law were not happy,” she claimed.