Former chairman of Film City Corporation, Govind Swarup, chargesheeted by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for allegedly siphoning off Rs 12.5 crore from the state exchequer, on Monday, moved a special court urging it to cancel non-bailable warrant issued against him for not appearing before the court last week.
Swarup's petition, filed before special judge SS Joshi, would come up for hearing on Tuesday when he is likely to appear before the court, ACB sources said. Although the petition was filed on Monday, he did not appear in person.
ACB had filed a chargesheet against Swarup and proprietor of event management Company Shahab Ahmed on February 3, alleging that they had siphoned off money.
Swarup had organized a show 'Hum Sab Ek Hain' jointly with Ahmed of Montage Entertainment Ltd slated to be held in five major cities after the 2002 Gujarat riots.
Both had taken Rs 25 lakhs from television channels to telecast the show alive but due to some reasons the show could not held and the organisers suffered losses.
The State government had ordered an inquiry and its report was forwarded to the ACB to probe the allegations of corruption.