A Delhi court has ordered the registration of an FIR against a man, who foxed a businessman in the grab of easy monthly installment financial loan, and later implicated him in his own cheque-bounce case.
Krishan Das, a resident of Naraina Vihar, had handed over five post-dated cheques worth Rs 96 lakh without mentioning any date of encashment to Sanjeev Bhatia against the assurance of loan in 2008. Das told the court that Bhatia tried to encash them before the due date leading to the cheques being dishonoured. Later, he filed a false cheque-bounce case and got non-bailable warrants (NBWs) against Das.
“In addition to NBWs, Das has also received summons from a senior civil judge in this cheque-bounce case. Bhatia followed this modus operandi to extort money out of Das. Moreover, till date no loan has been issued in his name,” Vijay Aggarwal, counsel for Das, said.
Metropolitan magistrate Pawan Singh Rajawat said, “I am convinced that prima facie cognisable offence has been committed, which requires investigations.” Das told the court that he initially went to local police, but they did not register the complaint. Slamming the police for its inefficiency, the court said, “The SHO of the Naraina police station is directed to register the FIR.”
The matter will come up for further hearing in March 2011.