A local court in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat district on November 15 ordered the registration of a case of cheating against 18 people, including Sahara Group Chairman Subrata Roy Sahara, for allegedly siphoning off crores of hard-earned money from investors.
Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Preeti Singh while hearing a petition of Anand Kumar, a resident of Gurana of Baraut Kotwali area, has ordered to register a case of fraud in Baraut Police Station. Advocates Somendra Singh Dhaka and Amit Kumar appeared on behalf of the petitioner .
Anand Kumar’s lawyer Somendra Singh Dhaka alleged that some investors had deposited money in the Sahara India group from different sectors and when the time came to return the money on maturity, the Sahara group allegedly refused to give the money.
Dhaka said that later an application was made on behalf of Kumar to the Superintendent of Police that appropriate action be taken against the group and an FIR be registered against them but no action was taken.
After this, Kumar filed a petition in the court against 18 people including Sahara India chief Subrata Roy Sahara, on which the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court ordered Baraut Kotwali to register the case, the counsel said.