Chhattisgarh HC restricts the state of coercive action against former deputy BJP Abhishek Singh

RAIPUR: On Tuesday he prevented the state government from taking coercive measures, former deputy and son of the former prime minister Raman Singh in the case of chit fund scam registered in.

While issuing the directive, the bank set the next hearing after four weeks, the petitioner's lawyer, Vivek Sharma, told TOI.

In early September 2019, the bank of Judge Rajendra Chandra Singh Samant while listening to a statement by the former parliamentarian granted provisional relief to Singh and ordered the state government not to take any action against him.

The petitioner has submitted six petitions to annul the FIRs housed in several police stations in the Rajnandgaon district.

On August 22, 2019, FIRs were registered in the Rajnandgaon district against Abhishek and another 19 for the alleged chit fund scam.

Former BJP deputy Madhusudan Yadav and congressional leader Naresh Dakaliya have also been appointed as defendants, in addition to 17 directors and members of the central committee. FIRs were registered at police stations according to the instructions of a local court. No one has been arrested so far. Two cases were recorded at the Khairagarh police station and one at the Chikhli police post, Ambagarh Chowki police station, Lalbagh police station and City Kotwali police station.

According to the FIRs, Abhishek Singh, Yadav and Dakaliya allegedly participated in the advertising promotion of the company that attracted investors from across the state before closing the store in 2016.

Rajnandgaon's investors had filed petitions with a local court, claiming that the company tricked them of thousands of rupees promising high returns. The court ordered that FIRs be registered against the defendants and the matter investigated.

According to the two FIRs housed at the Khairagarh police station, Sriram Verma and Shiv Kumar Sahu alleged that the company embezzled Rs1.18 lakh and 1.12 lakh that they had deposited. The company had promised to double its money in a few months, but investors did not get any returns.

Previously, four cases were registered against Singh, Yadav and another 18 in the Surguja district for the same matter. After a similar case was filed against Singh in Ambikapur, he approached the Chhattisgarh High Court seeking to annul the FIR.

The higher court suspended the investigation under the Money Laundering Prevention Act, but allowed it under other laws.

Singh then moved the Supreme Court that ordered the state government not to take coercive measures against him in the case registered in Ambikapur.

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