THE HEARING into DGP (home guards) Swaraj Puri case has been adjourned till Wednesday. The arguments whether a case needs to be registered against Puri were to be held on Tuesday but Dr Manohar Dalal, the counsel for complainant Mahesh Garg sought time to place his arguments. As a result, First Additional District and Sessions Judge Akhilesh Pandya ordered its listing on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, businessman Babulal Somani who had sponsored the fees of Shreyas (Puri’s son) at Shri Govindram Saxeria Institute of Technology and Science (SGSITS) under NRI-sponsored quota, submitted an application before the court on Tuesday morning saying that the investigations carried out by Economic Offence Wing (EOW) are faulty.
The applicant said EOW’s final report submitted at the court on December 4, 2006, is one-sided and filed without appreciating the evidence on record. He appealed to the court that the prosecution be asked to further investigate on the issue of his relationship with Shreyas in the light of letter of SGSITS Registrar, which says that the sponsoror need not
be a blood relation.
His another appeal is that the issue of his NRI status be inquired into on the basis of certificate of the chartered accountant who has audited his accounts.
Garg through his counsel has charged Puri and Somani with submitting fake documents to facilitate Shreyas’s admission in SGSITS under NRI-sponsored quota in 2001. In response to Garg’s complaint, the court had ordered EOW to investigate into allegations. After submitting an interim report, in which it had found Puri and Somani prima facie guilty of fudging facts, EOW submitted its final report before the court last month.