A local court has summoned former Congress minister Amarjit Singh Samra’s son, Amardeep Singh Samra, and four others in a case of cheating by forging a power of attorney.
NRI (non-resident Indian) woman Ranjit Kaur Chhokar, directors of a software company, and two more people — all part of Jalandhar Midlands Group of developers — are party to the case. The court has called them to a hearing on October 10. Amardeep Singh is group’s managing director. Complainant Sandeep Ohri owns shares in the leased out property in question. The summons were issued on September 17 on a criminal complaint filed on December 23, 2015.
The summoning orders says that on December 16, 2013, the accused allegedly entered a lease agreement with Kayako Helpdesk of Jalandhar for the fourth- and fight-floor space in a building that also included Ohri’s office. His name was on the deed executed by nine individuals and Midland Developers through Parminder, son of Daljit Singh, alleged attorney holder of these people.
Ohri claims he never signed any lease paper or authorised anybody to do so on his behalf. “The signatures of the complainant, if any, are forged by the accused... to usurp his property,” the court said in the summons.
The summons further read: “All the essentials of cheating are fulfilled in the present case... there are sufficient grounds for summoning all the accused for offence punishable under Sections 420 (cheating)... 467 (cheating and forgery), 471 (using a forged document as genuine), and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).”