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How to file a case for property fraud in India?

How to file a case for property fraud in India?

Published At June 21, 2024


Filing a property fraud case in India involves several critical steps to ensure legal recourse and protect your interests. Here’s a streamlined process to help you navigate this:

  • Gather Evidence: Collect all relevant documents, such as property deeds, sale agreements and any correspondence that indicates fraud. This evidence is crucial to substantiate your claims.
  • File a Police Complaint: Visit the police station within the jurisdiction where the property is located. File a First Information Report (FIR) detailing the fraud, including specifics about forgery, fabrication and any false documents involved​.
  • Notify the Registrar: Inform the local sub-registrar or inspector general of registration about the fraud. Submit a formal complaint explaining the situation and requesting the registrar to prevent any further fraudulent transactions on the property.​
  • Legal Action: File a civil suit in the appropriate civil court for a declaration of your rightful ownership and cancellation of fraudulent documents. You may also seek an injunction to prevent the fraudulent party from selling or transferring the property further.
  • Public Notice: In severe cases, consider publishing a notice in local newspapers to inform the public about the fraud and assert your ownership. This can help in preventing further fraudulent sales of the property.
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