Mumbai, Sept. 7 -- In the past three weeks, the economic offences wing (EOW) of Navi Mumbai police arrested three people for allegedly illegally selling a plot owned by City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) with bogus documents.

Apart from booking the accused for cheating under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the police also slapped the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, 1999 (MCOCA) in the case.

"This is the first case in the EOW section in Navi Mumbai where we have slapped MCOCA," said Ajay Kadam, assistant commissioner of police (crime)

According to the police, Jhoma Koli, 60, Prabhakar Mhatre, 53, Lavesh Jadhav, 39, Narendra Patel, 30, had occupied a plot at Belapur, Sector 20, in 2014. They l...