Hiranandani moves Bombay HC, seeks quashing of CBI charge sheet on corruption
Prominent builder Niranjan Hiranandani has approached the Bombay High Court seeking to quash the charge sheet filed against him by the CBI in a case of alleged corruption, criminal conspiracy and cheating
Bombay High Court
Prominent builder Niranjan Hiranandani has approached the Bombay High Court seeking to quash the charge sheet filed against him by the CBI in a case of alleged corruption, criminal conspiracy and cheating. Hiranandani, 61, sought the quashing and setting aside of the charge sheet filed against him in September 2010 by the CBI's Anti-Corruption Bureau for not depositing provident funds of the employees of his group to the tune of Rs 9 crore.
The ACB had charged him under sections pertaining to criminal conspiracy, cheating and under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act. A division bench of Acting Chief Justice V K Tahilramani recently posted the petition for hearing on February 14 and granted an interim stay on the trial against Hiranandani. The builder approached the high court after a co-accused, K Gopalan, was discharged from the case.
"The petitioner cannot be vicariously held responsible merely because he is a director of the company," the petition said. According to the prosecution, the Hiranandani Group had not deposited provident funds of its employees between 2003 and 2006. The alleged non-payment, as per a report submitted by the Employee Provident Fund Organisation in its departmental enquiry, was to the tune of Rs 9.36 crore. Apart from Hiranandani, two employees of the group and four officers from the EPFO have been arraigned as accused in the case. Following the EPFO's report, the CBI lodged an FIR in the case in March 2008.
The content/reporting displayed on our website www.mid-day.com is provided "AS-IS," "AS AVAILABLE, by us from third party, agencies, sources, without any verification from our side. It may contain error, bugs and other limitations. The reader's can rely on the content at their own will. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability, data, text, images, video, messages, or any other material whatsoever or for any claims/loss/action that the reader may suffer as a result of relying on the content on our site. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever
DISCLAIMER: mid-day and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.
Delhi HC seeks Kejriwal Government's reply on CBI probe of Imran Hussain bribery case