The Delhi police have arrested the owner of Delhi- NCR’s first in-house beer manufacturing restaurant and bar in a multi-crore cheating and forgery case.
The Economics Offences Wing (EoW) in March 2010 had lodged a criminal case against Chandra Shekhar Aggarwal, who owns Rockman Beer Island in Ambience Mall, Gurgaon. According to the complaint, Aggarwal had duped a Delhi-based real estate owner of Rs 13.5 crore in 2008. According to the police, Aggarwal had mortgaged his house in Hauz Khas Enclave against a loan of Rs 13.5 crore. Later, it was found out that he had already sold this house to one woman for Rs 9 crore.
Gaurav Liberhan, counsel for the realtor, said, “Aggarwal forged signatures to show that the loan of R13.5 crore stood cancelled and he had nothing to pay back.” The forensics report established that the signatures were forged on the document.
The Delhi police arrested Aggarwal on September 14. Seeking his custodial interrogation, the police told the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Rakesh Pandit that the accused had furnished a document alleged to be a loan termination agreement.
Counsel for Aggarwal contested the police custody stating that it is a civil dispute, which has been given colour of criminal offence, and therefore, there is no requirement of interrogation. The court has rubbished Aggarwal’s counsel’s plea raising contention about the legality of his arrest.