Court discharges man accused of cheating, forgery

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New Delhi, Jan 19 (PTI) In a setback to CBI, a Delhicourt today discharged a man accused of cheating and forgingdocuments to secure accreditation of a computer institute totrain special category candidates in software development.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav took intoconsideration several factors, including CBI''s "paradoxical"move not to chargesheet government officials despite theirnames figuring in the FIR, to absolve Deepak Gupta in thecase.

CBI had registered an FIR on January 28, 2005, under theIPC relating to cheating and forgery and the Prevention ofCorruption Act against senior officials of DelhiSC/ST/OBC/minorities and Handicapped Financial andDevelopment Corporation Ltd.

According to the FIR, the accused officials had conspiredwith those running computer training institutes for imparting''O'' level computer software development training and causedwrongful loss to the corporation to the tune of Rs 4.5 crore.

In its chargesheet filed on February 26, 2008, CBIabsolved all the accused officials saying "no irregularity inthe entire process of shortlisting of firms was foundattributable to them."

Gupta, who owned M/s KCC Software Limited at SouthExtension here, was, however, chargesheeted by CBI whichalleged that he had submitted a copy of forged accreditationcertificate which helped him get allotment of 328 studentsfor imparting training. (more) PTI ATP

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