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Court denies bail to man in cheating case

Court denies bail to man in cheating case
The Delhi High Court has denied anticipatory bail to a man against whom an FIR was lodged by his son-in-law alleging that he was paid around Rs 50 lakh by the CPWD for a work the contract for which was secured on the basis of forged documents.

‘Considering the facts and circumstances, this court does not find it to be a fit case for grant of anticipatory bail to the petitioner. This application is, therefore, dismissed,’ Justice P K Bhasin said. Accused L C Adlakha had moved the court for anticipatory bail in the case lodged by his son-in-law Sandeep Marwah at IP Estate police station here.

It was alleged Adlakha got contracts from CPWD by forging documents to show that his firm M/s State Organisation of Builders was listed as a contractor with the government body.

The FIR, which also referred to the reply received by the complainant under the RTI, said ‘the accused was alleged to have got payments of about half a crore of rupees from the public exchequer in that fashion’.

The court rejected Adlakha’s plea that his son-in-law was having estranged relation with his daughter and hence, lodged the FIR to settle personal score against him. It allowed the plea of police that they have to find out as to how, he used to get contracts under the name of the firm which was not listed as approved contractor with the CPWD.

‘There is a possibility of many such persons getting money from the public exchequer in the manner in which the petitioner was allegedly getting. The investigating agency needs to find out the involvement of CPWD officials also in this scandal,’ the prosecutor said.
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