CBI gets tangled in NRI net; Rs 5000 cr relief sought

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New Delhi, Jul 31: The CBI according to the Delhi HC's direction would respond to an NRI's plea seeking compensation of Rs 5,000 crore for implicating him in a criminal case for 25 years.

Justice Ajit Bharihoke issued notice to the CBI and sought the reply by September 27 on N.S. Hoon's plea, which also seeks action against the erring officials of the investigating agency for harassing him for such a long time.

Hoon, who had acquired British citizenship, seeking a compensation of Rs 5,000 crore said the then senior officers of the probe agency had acted against him at the instance of some influential persons and they should be prosecuted as per law.

Hoon claimed he has undergone mental agony and physical sufferings in the past 25 years and he should be financially compensated.

"I was arrested on May 14, 1987, despite an anticipatory bail order in my favour from Delhi High Court and they seized my passport for such a long time causing huge losses to my business abroad,"Hoon said.

According to CBI, Hoon had concealed his identity as a British citizen during his stay in two different hotels, during 1986-1987, which constituted an offence under the act.

The CBI alleged during his stay in Delhi's Ambassador Hotel, the petitioner had paid the hotel tariff of Rs 400, which he should have paid in British pounds for being the citizen of the UK.

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