The lawyers appearing for court hearings related to a cheating and forgery case against former MD of Ringing Bells and its accountant have filed another bail plea for both with Sessions court in Ghaziabad on Monday. Both accused are presently lodged at Dasna jail under judicial custody since their arrest.
Company’s former MD Mohit Goel and accountant were arrested by police after company’s distributor Akshay Malhotra filed an FIR, alleging that the officials failed to return his pending amount of Rs 16 lakh. Following the FIR on February 22, the police arrested Mohit and also made a second arrest of accountant Sumit Kumar later on February 27.
“After their bail pleas were dismissed by lower court, we have now filed bail applications with Sessions court. The applications will come up for hearing on March 8,” said Gaurav Sharma, one of the lawyers appearing for the company’s officials.
In Mohit’s case, the court sent him to judicial custody only under sections of cheating and criminal breach of trust. Sumit was also sent to judicial custody under similar sections but not forgery. During earlier hearings, the court had rapped the Ghaziabad police officials after they failed to produce evidence related to forgery in the case.
Apart from Mohit and Sumit, the FIR also names present managing director and Mohit’s brother, Anmol Goel, Mohit’s wife Dharna Garg who resigned eight months back as CEO of Ringing Bells and Mohit’s partner Ashok Chaddha. The latter and Mohit are now officials of a new firm.
However, during the last hearing on February 28, the defence lawyers produced documents of RTGS transaction in which they paid pending Rs 16 lakh in the account of the distributor. However, the prosecution opposed the settlement.