Mumbai, November 4 (Language) A court here has rejected the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) report against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mohit Kamboj and several others for owing Rs 103 crore to a central bank. It was requested to close the case of fraud in respect of causing loss of Rs.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Jaywant Yadav, in an order dated October 23, said that prima facie, the case of criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery against all the accused was fully proved.
A copy of the order became available on Saturday.
“I am of the view that prima facie offenses punishable under sections 120 (B), 417, 420, 467, 468 and 471 (conspiracy, cheating and forgery) of the Indian Penal Code appear to have been committed,” the judge said. The investigation done is not sufficient. It is incomplete.
“There is a need to investigate the criminal act of the accused as public funds were misused through forged documents and a nationalized bank (Central Bank of India) was defrauded to the tune of crores of rupees,” the court said.
Along with rejecting the ‘closure report’, the court directed the CBI to conduct further investigation and file an appropriate report.
According to the investigating agency, Kamboj, Chairman and Managing Director of Tenet Exim Pvt Ltd and several others allegedly defrauded the Central Bank of India to the tune of Rs 103 crore by submitting false documents to avail credit facility.
The CBI filed a ‘closure report’ before the magistrate court stating that no misrepresentation had emerged in its investigation. The agency requested the case be closed as there was a lack of sufficient evidence to prosecute the company and its directors.
The court in its order cited the statements of the witnesses and said that it clearly shows that the accused made fake documents of sale and purchase of goods and deposited them in the bank. The court said that prima facie, it can be assumed that the accused persons submitted forged documents to obtain loan from the bank.
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