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Congress MLA booked for Rs. 60-cr fraud in Chandigarh

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, September 17, 2013
First Published: 17:44 IST(17/9/2013) | Last Updated: 22:04 IST(17/9/2013)

The Chandigarh police have registered a case of cheating and forgery against Punjab Congress MLA Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu, who represents Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda district, and six others.

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The case has been lodged on the directions of a local court after a complaint by Delhi resident Raman Uppal that he had been duped of Rs. 60 crore by fraudulent replacement of directors in a firm called International Customer Related Management Services (ICRMS) Private Limited.

Sidhu and the others alleged transferred shareholdings, structure and assets of ICRM through forgery of valuable security and falsification of company records, following which the existing directors of the company were replaced. Uppal has alleged that the conspiracy was hatched at the Chandigarh residence of, who also harboured the other accused.

The other accused have been identified as Sukhbir Singh Shergill, resident of SAS Nagar, his wife Gurbir Kaur Shergill; Narinder Singh, Rajdeep Singh, Brij Kishore Tiwari, all residents of Ludhianal; and Kamal Kishore Gupta, resident of Delhi. The Shergills are relatives of Sidhu. It has also been alleged that money had misappropriated from ICRMS.

Uppal has demanded investigation by the directorate of enforcement, union ministry of finance.

When contacted, Sidhu claimed he had no connection with ICRMS and the case was politically motivated. He said he would take legal action against the complainant.

The case has been registered under the Indian Penal Code for cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property (section 420), making a false document (464), forgery of record of court or of public register (466), forgery for purpose of cheating (468), using as genuine a forged document or electronic record (471), making or possessing counterfeit seal with intent to commit forgery (472), knowing it to be forged and intending to use it as genuine (474) and criminal conspiracy (120B) at the Sector-3 police station.

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