Charge sheet filed against former MP Matang Sinh for cheating Canara Bank
NEW DELHI: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a charge sheet against former Union Minister Matang Sinh, his estranged wife Manoranjana, his company and eight others for cheating Canara Bank by availing loan and overdraft of Rs 7.5 crore on the basis of forged documents in 2005 in Delhi.
Sinh, who along with Manoranjana are already in judicial custody in connection with the agency's probe into the Saradha Ponzi scam case.
The charge sheet has been filed in the Patiala House Court here alleging that the loan funds were diverted on the basis of fake and forged proforma invoices, invoices, bills of fake and fictitious company. They have been charged with various sections of Indian Penal Code related to criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery among others in the case.
Matang and Manoranjana, who are both directors in their company NE Television Network Private Limited, Chartered Accountants Nagesh Behl, and Subhash Chandra Singhal, private persons Kumud Goyal, Mahesh Garg, Amit Khurana, Nikhil Behl, Pawan Kumar Singh and Anil Aggarwal have been made accused in the charge sheet.
Sources said it is alleged that they had availed loan of Rs 5 crore along with over draft facility of Rs 2.5 crore in 2005 for setting up an entertainment and music channel in Guwahati.
“A case was registered on May 28, 2014 on a complaint received from Canara Bank, New Delhi against the Television Network Private Company (a Group Company) based at Gole Market, New Delhi; two Promoter Directors of the said company and others,” a CBI officer said.
The agency alleged that said private company and its both Directors; Auditor and some unknown others in criminal conspiracy with each other cheated Canara Bank at Janpath Branch in New Delhi.