4 sent to CBI custody in cheating case

4 sent to CBI custody in cheating case

A Delhi court has remanded a CBI’s data entry operator and three others to the custody of the probe agency for interrogation for their alleged roles in a case of misappropriation of over Rs 1.5 crore from agency’s accounts.

Special Judge Talwant Singh sent accused Prashant Kumar Jha, who was working in the CBI’s pay and account office and his associates Pawan Mishra, Amit Ranjan Mishra and Amol Kumar Ray to the CBI custody till Thursday.

The court also remanded four others — Nand Lal Ram, Jolen Khess, Mahender Khukhri and Jitender Verma to judicial custody till Thursday for their alleged involvement in the case.

While seeking extension of the police custody of the four accused, the CBI told the court that they were required to be confronted with each other to ascertain the trail of misappropriated amount.

The agency alleged during investigation, they have recovered various cheques worth over Rs 1.5 crore, issued illegally in the name of Jha and others.

It had earlier told the court that most of the persons, in whose names the money was transferred, were natives of Bihar and some “forged cheques” were also deposited there.

The key accused Jha was arrested by the CBI on August 24 on the allegation that he, being the data entry operator, had embezzled huge money in connivance with others.

The accused have been booked under various sections of the IPC, including criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery and other provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The case was registered on a complaint by Pay and Accounts Officer.