I entered an Agreement to Sell as a buyer. I paid earnest amount to Seller via Cheque. The balance amount was to be paid within a specific date and in between the Seller has backed out stating that he will not sell the property. As performance he is willing to pay me damages + earnest amount as mentioned in the agreement.
However the Seller is postponing the payment every week indefinately towards end of the agreement period.
I have found that the Seller has forged his witness signature and written the witness address in the agreement himself. (after I made payment via cheque, Buyer Signed, Buyer’s Witness Signed, Seller Signed and then the seller went out to get his witness signature from his neighbour.
It is now found that he forged the witness signature himself. Seller’s mentioned witness has confirmed that he has not signed any agreement.
How can I as a buyer sue him ? What punishment will the Seller get If I file a criminal case ? How do I recover my money quickly ? All proof of payment is well documented in the Agreement to Sell.