Ferreira’s woes mount, faces fresh lookout notice

Mumbai

Spellling more trouble for former World Billiards Champion Michael Ferreira, the Mumbai Police Saturday initiated the process of issuing a lookout notice against him in connection with a case of fraud and impersonation registered against him and a relative in November last year.

A lookout notice was issued against Ferreira on January 2, in connection with the Rs 425-crore Qnet scam being investigated by the Economic Offences Wing of the Mumbai police crime branch.

Police sources said a complaint was registered against Ferreira and his cousin Peter Dominic Ferreira, a Canadian national, on November 25 last year by Gorai resident Cyril Hendricks. The two had allegedly sold a plot in Gorai to two builders, which Hendricks said had been sold to his mother in 1935.

Hendricks has alleged that Michael's grandfather sold the plot of land to his mother in 1935. As per the complaint, in 2008, Michael prepared a power of attorney giving Peter control over several plots that the former owns in Gorai, after which Peter allegedly sold the

plot in question to local builders Satyanarayan and Manish Agrawal, who are brothers. Hendricks then approached police.

"We found out from the immigration department that he was not in India in 2008 when the power of attorney was prepared. As per law, he should have been present to sign it. We have registered a complaint of impersonation and fraud against Peter, Michael and the Agrawal brothers," said inspector G P Patil. The Agrawal brothers were arrested Saturday.

Police said as per immigration records, Peter was last in India in February last year, while Michael left India in August last year.

"We will get their passport details and will first have to obtain a non-bailable warrant from the court," said Patil.

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