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Citibank fraud: Puri sent back to prison

india Updated: Jun 22, 2011 00:49 IST
HT Correspondent

Shivraj Puri, the prime accused in the R400-crore Citibank fraud, has been sent back to jail by a city court. The decision came on Monday.

On June 14, a court sent him to a three-day police custody in another case filed by one Sanjeev Aggarwal, a resident of DLF City, against Citibank officials in January. Puri has been lodged in the Bhondsi Jail since January.

In his complaint, Aggarwal had alleged that he was duped of Rs 32.43 crore. He has also named 11 Citibank officials, including the global chief executive officer Vikram S Pandit.

Expecting to recover over Rs 35-40 crore by interrogating Puri, the police managed to get his remand extended till June 20, when he was produced before the court on June 15.

Reacting to the petition filed by the Gurgaon police (state crime branch) that sought Puri’s custody for seven days, CJM Jasbir Singh sent him to a three-day remand. The police said it needed to recover a diary, allegedly hidden by Puri in Panchkula. The diary contains some crucial details pertaining to the case. Meanwhile, it seems that Puri has given up and is cooperating with the police. he helped them recover Rs 5.68 crore.