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CBI files chargesheet against Aggarwal, kin

By Onkar Singh in New Delhi
December 05, 2002 17:42 IST
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The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday filed a chargesheet against the former deputy director of the Enforcement Directorate, Ashok Aggarwal, members of his family, and some of his friends for possessing property disproportionate to their known sources of income.

The chargesheet was filed in the court of R K Gaba, special judge, Tees Hazari.

In the 300-page chargesheet, the CBI has claimed that it has uncovered 11 fictitious companies floated by Aggarwal in connivance with his brothers and friends to hide 'ill-gotten money' by raising funds to the tune of Rs 10 crore (Rs 100 million) from 185 shareholders through cheques and paying them back in cash, along with 1 per cent interest.

Sleuths said that unaccounted for property and cash worth Rs 12.05 crore (Rs 120.5 million)

was recovered from Aggarwal.

Besides Ashok, the others who have been booked are his wife Urvashi, brothers Vijay and Mohan Lal, their wives Sangita and Manju, his father Ram Vilas Aggarwal, mother Sita Devi, friend Seesh Ram Saini and charted accountant S M Jindal.

Aggarwal has been booked under sections 13(2), read with 13(1)(e), of the Prevention of Corruption Act, and 120B, 419, 420, 467, 468 and 471 of the Indian Penal Code. His friends and relatives have been booked under section 109 of the IPC for aiding and abetting in the crime.

The case against Aggarwal was registered on December 7, 1999 and was he arrested on October 19, 2000.

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