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CBI files chargesheet against Chhota Rajan on passport forgery

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cbiNew Delhi :  Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a chargesheet against Chhota Rajan (alias Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje) and three officials of Regional Passport office, Bangalore (employed there during the fraud, now all retired) before the Special Judge, CBI Cases, Patiala House Courts, New Delhi on Tuesday, for allegedly obtaining an Indian Passport in the fake name of Mohan Kumar (a non-existent person).

A case was registered on 31st October last year against Chhota Rajan on grounds of being an absconding accused, together with public servants (Under section 120-B, 419, 420, 467, 468, 471 & 474 of IPC and Section 12 of Passports Act, 1967 and Section 13(2), 13(1)(d) of PC Act 1988). On the basis of this complaint, the absconding accused Chhota Rajan was arrested by CBI on 6th November 2015 after his deportation from Indonesia. He was then held in police custody till 19th of the same month.

Chhota Rajan is presently in judicial custody at Tihar Jail, New Delhi. He was detained by Indonesian Police at Bali on 25.10.2015 on his arrival from Australia against a Red Corner Notice issued by the Interpol. Subsequently, he was handed over to CBI-Interpol (India) for his deportation to India. During the investigations, it was established that Chhota Rajan had dishonestly and fraudulently, using means of criminal conspiracy with the officials of Regional Passport Office, Bangalore, allegedly arranged an Indian Passport issued on 1st January 1998 in the name of Mohan Kumar, a non-existent person. Investigation has further established that Chhota Rajan made use of this fake Mohan Kumar identity, and, on the basis of this Passport, allegedly made a couple of more passports and got it issued to himself, one — dated 19th December 2003, issued from High commission of India at Harare, Zimbabwe, and another — from Consulate General of India, Sydney (Australia). He had stayed in Zimbabwe and Australia in the fake identity of Mohan Kumar on the strength of said passport which was fraudulently issued from Passport Office, Bangalore.

After thorough investigation, CBI has filed a chargesheet, based on the investigations done by CBI and the evidences collected by it.

Bank Manager gets 2 years sentence for forgery

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cbiNew Delhi : The Special Judge for CBI cases, Tis Hazari Court, Delhi convicted S.M. Mitra, then Manager, United Bank of India, Delhi for offences of criminal conspiracy, forgery and criminal misconduct and sentenced him to two years rigorous imprisonment with fine of Rs. 25,000/-. In a case of causing financial loss to the bank, as well as criminal misconduct within the rules of the public sector organization, the then Manager was slapped the fine along with jail sentence.

CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) had registered a case in April 1995, against the accused S.M. Mitra, on grounds of conspiring a forgery with the help of few other accomplices from within the organization. Being the main conspirator, it was alleged that the accused had hatched a conspiracy to cheat United Bank of India, IC Hotel Branch, New Delhi and forged a fake telegraphic message purported to be issued by United Bank of India New Market Branch, Kolkata in lieu of payment of a huge sum equal to Rs.16,09,100/- to a non-existent firm – M/s. Northern Investment and Leasing Company. The bank had issued pay order for the said amount in favour of the forged entity. Soon, the amount was withdrawn and misappropriated by the accused person.

CBI began investigation and took time to arrive at the nabbing of accused. Upon confirmed evidences, a chargesheet was filed in the Designated Court. The Trial Court found the accused guilty and convicted him.

CBI arrests absconding fraudsters

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cbiNew Delhi:A case had been registered earlier in the names of several non-existing firms and persons for having submitted false and fabricated documents with regard to sanction and disbursal of various credit facilities at Punjab National Bank(PNB), for an amount approx.of Rs.22 crores.

In an ongoing investigation of the abovesaid PNB fraud case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested two absconding persons, who were on the flee since past 1 ½ years.

The accused have been produced before Special Judge for CBI Cases, Bangalore and remanded to police custody for 3 days.

In another similar case, CBI arrested an Accountant of State Bank of India for forgery of bank drafts. A case was registered earlier on November,1994 under section 420, 467, 468, 471 of IPC and  13(2)  and 13(1)(d) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. The accused had allegedly issued two Bank Draft books in his name and prepared 20 drafts issued by SBI Opera Branch, Bombay, drawn on SBI, Polytechnic Branch, Ahmedabad  in favor of his private firm and cheated the bank to the tune of Rs.16,82,500/-(approx).

After investigation, a charge sheet was filed against the then Accountant, SBI, Ahmedabad in the Court of Special Judge following which he absconded.

Finally, CBI traced the absconding accused and arrested him from Pune  and is being produced today in the Court of Special Judge, CBI, Ahmedabad.