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Ex-corporator held for duping cop, others on promise of house

A former Shiv Sena corporator from the city has been arrested for allegedly duping a policeman and several others on the false promise of providing houses to them, a senior police official said Friday. According to official, complainant Sakharam Sawant (58), who retired as an assistant sub-inspector, was looking for an accommodation in Marol area of suburban Andheri in 2006. At that time, Sawant s friend introduced him to Vishnu Koregaonkar, who was the corporator of the area. He promised to provide a house to Sawant at Rs 6.50 lakh, the official said. Sawant arranged the money and gave it to Koregaonkar. However, despite repeated reminders and follow-up, he did not provide a house to him, police said. In July 2018, the complainant met Koregaonkar s wife and asked her about it. However, she also gave evasive answers, he said. Thereafter, Sawant approached the Amboli police and lodged a complaint against the duo in August 2018. Following an inquiry, police arrested ...

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