FIR against Big B, Amar, 2 others

FIR against Big B, Amar, 2 others

Four accused of swindling companies of Rs 500 cr

Amar Singh

The complaint to this effect was lodged at Babupurwa police station in Kanpur late on Thursday night by one Shivakant Tewari under sections 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery of security), 471 (using forged documents as genuine) and 120 B(criminal conspiracy) of the IPC besides the provisions of the money laundering act and the prevention of corruption act.

SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, however, termed the allegations as ‘political vendetta’ with the intention to ‘malign’ the image of Amar Singh and Amitabh.
Additional director general of police, law and order, Brijlal, while confirming the registration of the FIR, said that the matter was under investigation.

In the 14-page FIR, Tewari has alleged that the accused persons had opened many companies for the purpose of converting black money into white money during the period between 2003-08. The firms were opened at Kolkata and other parts of the country to ‘convert black money of the politician and the film star’, the FIR alleged.

“The companies were merged at a later stage with big firms only for making personal gains'', Brijlal said quoting the FIR. Tewari also mentioned the names of the firms, which included Infrastrature Pvt Ltd, Eastern India Chemical Pvt Ltd, Pankaj Art and Credit Pvt Ltd, Sarvottam Pvt Ltd etc.

Amar Singh has been accused of amassing huge wealth during the period when he was the chairman of the UP State Industrial Development Council during the previous Mulayam Singh Yadav regime.

Singh had also been accused of making false declarations in the affidavit submitted along with the nomination papers for the election to Rajya Sabha. Later, Mulayam Singh Yadav charged the Mayawati government with trying to implicate Singh in false cases.