LUCKNOW: Former Lucknow University Student Union (LUSU) president, Shailendra Kumar Singh alias Shailu, was arrested by the Gomtinagar police on Tuesday on charges of fraud.
Shailu, along with his absconding associate, had allegedly prepared forged registry documents of a big plot in prime Gomtinagar area and were threatening the genuine owner to remove his claim on the property.
Reports said that one KD Agarwal of Shahpur locality in Gorakhpur owned a 8,000 sq ft plot in the prime Gomtinagar area. However, recently one Shiv Nandan alias Raghunandan of Gomtinagar reached the said plot to claim that he was the original owner of the land and that he was going to start some construction work there. When Agarwal — a leading builder and property dealer of Eastern UP — came to know about this, he contacted Shiv Nandan to inquire what the issue was all about.
According to Agarwal, while Shiv Nandan remained adamant on his claim of ownership, Shailendra Kumar Singh alias Shailu allegedly called him up several times asking him to keep away from the land or else face dire consequences. Not left with any choice, Agarwal approached the Gomtinagar police.
Subsequently, station officer (SO) Gomtinagar, Vinay Guatum summoned the two parties — Agarwal and Shiv Nandan Singh — and demanded a copy of their respective registry of the said plot and other documents, which could establish their ownership. Documents thus procured were subjected to a thorough verification by the police following which it was established that Shiv Nandan’s documents were fake.
When the police quizzed Shiv Nandan, he named Shailendra Singh Shailu as the brain behind the fraud. Police then set Shiv Nandan free as till then they had not received any formal complaint of fraud from Agarwal. Later, Agarwal lodged a written complaint against Shiv Nadan and Shailu accusing them of forcibly snatching away his plot. Though by the time Agarwal lodged the FIR, Shiv Nandan had managed to escape. Shailu was, however, arrested and sent to jail.