Veteran Actor Vikram Gokhale Booked For Cheating (Photo Credit: File Photo)
Police have registered an offense against noted actor Vikram Gokhale and two others for allegedly duping 14 people in a land deal in Pune district, an official said on Thursday.
The two other accused were identified as Jayant Mhalgi and Sujata Mhalgi, the official said on Wednesday.
One Jayant Bhairat had lodged a complaint with Paud Police Station in Mulshi taluka of Pune district, he added.
In his complaint, Bhairat alleged that the trio had cheated him and others in connection with a project called Girivan, promoted by Sujata Farms Pvt Ltd.
Senior inspector Ashok Dhumal said the complainant alleged that despite the sale deed, he has not yet received the possession of the land. The complainant also said that the firm had misrepresented the project as government approved, he said.
The complaint named Gokhale as the chairman of the firm and the Mhalgis as its directors, Dhumal said. "Based on the complaint, an FIR has been registered against them. But we are verifying the facts and further action will be taken after investigation," Dhumal said.
When contacted, Gokhale said the allegation against him was completely "baseless and misleading".
"I have already tendered my resignation from the company," he said.