A city court has awarded five years' jail term to a senior citizen for cheating an NRI by giving him a fabricated bank draft of a non-existing branch of a US bank.
Vijay Khanna, 65, was held guilty for forgery, using counterfeit currency, cheating and conspiracy in the 17-year-old case lodged by one BS Chhabra, which was probed by the CBI.
Besides, the court has imposed a fine of Rs 35,000 on Khanna, a resident of Gurgaon, and directed him to pay a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to Chhabra.
"Due to forged and fabricated demand draft of $25,000 besides a loss of Rs 5 lakh, Rs 3.12 lakh were also obtained from Chhabra, which were never returned. Accordingly, compensation to the tune of Rs 5 lakh is also imposed on the convict payable to Chhabra," ASJ Virender Kumar Goyal said.