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CBI files chargesheet against 6 in CGHS scam

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Mar 28 (UNI) The CBI today filed chargesheet against six accused, including the prime suspect Narayan Diwakar, in the Rs 4000-crore Co-operative Group Housing Scheme (CGHS) scam.

Appearing before the Patiala House Court Special Judge S K Kaushik, the CBI chargesheeted Narayan Diwakar, the former Registrar of the Co-operative Societies (RCS), Anna Wankhede, the Secretary, D N Sharma, former Assistant Registrar, Ram Nath, former inspector, Faiz Mohammad, retired inspector of RCS and Srichand, a builder, for allegedly reviving the Taj CGHS on March 11, 2004.

The court also took cognizance of the chargesheet filed by the CBI and summoned all the six persons to appear before the court on April 10.

The case was registered on July 29, 2005 after CBI received a formal complaint. Diwakar allegedly revived the Taj CGHS on the basis of forged documents and signatures in connivance with the other five persons and some private persons also, the chargesheet said.

The Taj CGHS was set up in 1972 and wound up in 1979 by RCS.

But Diwakar allegedly approved the proposal to revive it with the help of forged documents and signatures in connivance with Ram Nath, Faiz Mohammad and other persons on March 11, 2004. During the course of investigation, CBI found that 134 members out of a total strength of 135 were found to be fictitious, the chargesheet said.

The CBI had not chargesheeted S K Sharma, Anita Singh, ChamanLal, Pushpa Devi, R S Gill, J S Sandhu and Yogi Raj but said would initiate trial against them.

All of the six were chargesheeted under sections 120-B (Criminal Conspiracy), 419 (Cheating by Impersonation), 420 (Cheating), 467 (Forgery of Valuable Security), 468 (Forgery for the purpose of Cheating), 471 (Using Forged documents as Genuine) and 13 (2), 13 (1)(d) of the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act, 1988.


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