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Housing scam: JC of seven accused extended

A Delhi court extended for 14 days the judicial remand of seven men arrested in the Rs-4,000 crore CGHS scam.

india Updated: Feb 03, 2006 19:43 IST

A Delhi court on Friday extended for 14 days the judicial remand of seven men arrested in the Rs-4,000 crore Co-operative Group Housing Societies (CGHS) scam in the national capital.

Special Judge IK Kochhar extended the judicial custody of Shrichand, Ashutosh Pant, Ashwini Sharma, Gokulchand Aggarwal (builders), suspended DDA employee Anna Wankhede, US Bhatnagar (Inspector in Registrar of Cooperative Societies office) and Vinod Kumar, till February 17.

Six of the accused were arrested on December 12 while Vinod Kumar was held a few days later.

The seven have been accused under various Sections of IPC - 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 419 (cheating by personation), 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 468 forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using forged documents as genuine) and certain provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

First Published: Feb 03, 2006 19:43 IST