MLA Ravi blames BJP for false plaint

Says has no connection with other 2 accused, BJP implicated him for revenge

AAP MLA Vishesh Ravi, who was booked on charges of extortion, accused the BJP of having a hand in the “false” complaint filed against him.

Claiming that he has no connection with the two other accused in the case, the Karol Bagh MLA said that the complainant, with support of the BJP, has filed a “false” complaint against him to “seek revenge’.

Ravi and two other persons were booked on charges of extortion, criminal conspiracy and intimidation against a complaint filed by one Raj Kumar Sharma, ex-chairman of a Cooperative Urban Thrift and Credit Society, in pursuance of a trial court order.

According to the FIR, Ravi, Vijay Chawla, and Virender Agarwal, had allegedly persuaded the complainant to donate Rs 10 lakh to the party in February 2015.

The complainant had written two cheques for the party but later changed his mind.
When the cheques were dishonoured, the two accused, on the behest of Ravi, threatened the complainant and tried to extort money from him.

The FIR also stated that the accused also filed a complaint against the victim’s company, to further pressurise him into paying the money.

Dismissing the case against him as “baseless”, Ravi said he had received a complaint last year regarding some corruption in Sharma’s company, following which he had forwarded it to the HoD.
“There was an inquiry against him and he came to know that the complaint came from me. Thus he filed this false complaint as revenge,” he said.

Ravi claimed that he has no connection with the two other accused in the case and has “never met them”.

Asserting BJP’s hand in the controversy to defame the party’s MLAs and ministers he said the AAP is behind him.

“I met Dilip Pandey yesterday and he assured me the party’s support. The party knows that the complaint has no basis,” he said.

“This is handiwork of BJP. They are targeting the MLAs to defame the party,” he added.
The MLA said he was positive after the court hearing on Thursday as the complainant couldn’t prove his (Ravi’s) involvement in the case.

“I don’t think I will face arrest. The police also know the clear picture. The cheques that he has mentioned in the complaint were never submitted in the bank,” he said.

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