Breather for Chandraswami: acquitted in FERA violation case

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New Delhi, Oct 8 (UNI) In a major reprieve to self-styled godman Chandraswami, a Delhi court today acquitted him in a Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) violation case.

According to the prosecution, the Enforcement Directorte(ED), during the course of investigation, issued 10 summonses for the appearance of Chandraswami, alias Nemi Chand Jain, in 1998. But the Swami delibrately, intentionally and wilfully failed to comply with the summonses, in which he was legally bound to appear before the ED under Section 40 of FERA.

The Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate(ACMM) framed the charges against Chandraswami in the matter on September 2, 2006. Apart from this case, nine other cases of FERA violation are also pending against the Swami in the ACMM court.

After hearing the arguments of the prosecution and the defence, ACMM Rajendra Kumar Shastri pronounced its order absolving the Swamy, in the case which was pending before the ACCM Court, Dwarka.


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