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Dalmia sent to police custody

The Kolkata Police finally was able to get custody of Dinesh Dalmia, the DSQ promoter and key accused in the Rs 120 cr CSE.

india Updated: Mar 16, 2006 17:58 IST

The Kolkata Police (KP) On Thursday was finally able to get custody of Dinesh Dalmia, the DSQ promoter and key accused in the Rs 120 crore Calcutta Stock Exchange (CSE).

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in his order sent Dalmia to police custody till March 24.

KP had yesterday applied in the court for Dalmiya's police custody but not succeeded.

"We will get only seven days to interrogate him against our demand for 15 days," police sources investigating the case said.

Police had slapped charges against Dalmia under sections 420, 409, 467, 468, 471, 477A and 120B of the Indian Penal Code and registered two cases against him.

Dalmia, who was wanted by city police in connection with the scam, was brought to Kolkata from Chennai early Monday morning.

Beside charges of stock manipulations and cheating CSE and NSDL, he is accused of issuing 10 lakh forged DSQ Software shares worth Rs 13.9 crore.

These shares were tendered to CSE by some of his broker associates, mainly Harish Biyani to meet their dues in the exchange.

First Published: Mar 16, 2006 17:58 IST